In USA Today style, today's wrap up snippets of totally unrelated garden-y stuff:
1)I'd like to start out this post to let all of you know that I'm precisely 100. 2.4 or so years ago I started this blog and I have finally made it to my 100th post, c'est incroyable! Slow but steady wins the race they say.
2)The lilies are out and all is right with the world. I had a business trip earlier this week and this is what I came home to. Welcome indeed. The second shot I call "flower and eyes." I also came home to no scorched to death flowers which is pretty fantastic for late May here.
3)The gardenias and the oleander are outdoing themselves this year. Its amazing what not having a horrible drought does for the hoi polloi plantage.
4)Plumbago on my way to work. I get to walk to work each day, the act of which I find absolutely improves my life.
5)Mystery rose, I need help. I was on previously mentioned business trip in Northern Virginia this week and found this growing in the middle of town. What is this?
6)I love these vitex trees, to me they look like a lilac bred with a brillo pad.
7)And just a reminder of why I hate squirrels. I mean seriously? Wasn't the first 20 times enough to convince you that is ISN'T THERE!?
8)Our cemeteries are better than yours :) When I die I get to be surrounded by flowers planted beside me. AND I don't even have to be in the back yard to do it! And if I want a pyramid to rest in, I can do that too.
9) Look whose back... two years ago I dug you up and moved you to my Mom's house. Then you laid low and worked on a root system so you wouldn't flop and I wouldn't hate you so much. And it worked...you are much better this go around. Good job, appleblossom yarrow.
10)Gratuitous salvia picture.
Adelman Peony Gardens (Salem, Oregon)
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