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  1. I probably should get some flowers going again on the patio…because it is right up against where they spray, there is no point in growing stuff one can eat, unfortunately…cause tis nice to have some little cherry tomatoes to eat now and again, etc. Glad you have such a nice setup there…I remember your old ones too…and you always did manage to make things pretty!!

  2. Love you Brenda.
    I so wish my place had a place to garden. Unfortunately it is not possible. Ground too hard…backyard slopes…too much wildlife that would devour everything. I hope that my collection of house plants can fill the bill to uplift my mental state. And I do love the woods at the foot of my property with the wildlife. Ya win some…ya lose some.

  3. This morning I watered the flowers before 9:00, because today, again, it is suppose to be 90 degrees. It is now, but the “feels like temp” is 94. I’m worried that everything is going to dry up, but we will be getting rain, suppose to, tomorrow evening. But just wanted to mention the flowing petunias are really doing great in the dirt filled fountain. Dry enough now, to water daily, didn’t drown. So far, so good. But before it rains tomorrow, with wind, we will cover the statue in the center with a tarp, and tie it under the bowl. Better to be safe than sorry. Keep Cool, Brenda..Hugs from Central WI.

  4. I read this post earlier today and walked away to reflect because it touched my soul. I’m not a gardener however I completely understand how it can make people happy. I’m a firm believer that keeping our hands busy keeps our brains happy. As you know I’m a quilter, embroiderer, x-stitcher, etc. In the past year and a half I’ve found that doing things with my hands rather than sitting at my sewing machine makes me incredibly happy. I actually have found myself smiling while ‘stitching’ the day away. We must keep our brains active in some manner or form. I hope you don’t mind that I shared my passion. Thank you!

    1. Of course I don’t mind! I truly enjoyed sewing handwork, particularly embroidery and crazy quilting. But alas, my hands cannot do that now and haven’t been able to for 20 years. So now it’s gardening.

      1. Thank you so much, Brenda! I hope that one day you’ll be able to enjoy handwork again.

  5. Our daddy was an active gardener. He really loved working the soil and planting lovely flowers 💐 We had fragrant bushes also. Us girls never had the green thumb to follow dad’s talents. Although I loved mowing grass!
    Your patio is just beautiful Brenda!
    Keep enjoying 😉 it all

  6. It’s been extremely hot and the dew points are in the “oppressive” range, it’s been awful here for weeks now. I certainly hope this is not the new normal, but the forecast does not look good for SE Wisconsin. Garden chores still need to be done regardless of what the weather is like, including a lot of watering. As hard as it gets sometimes keeping up the yard work, when I am able to sit in my Shezebo in the shady part of the late afternoon/early evening with my feet up, with a glass of wine, and look around at my gardens, it is a joy to look at, relaxing and also satisfying to see what my work (along with Mother Nature) has brought forward. My yard and gardens have always been my sanctuaries away from the cares of the world. I think they serve as that for all of us who garden, whatever the size space we have and whatever we grow.

  7. Your garden is very beautiful, although how do u stay out in this horrible heat and humidity more than 5 minutes?!!

  8. Gardening has been my happy place for 65 years.
    The photo of the Mandivilla with the three stages of bloom is so beautiful.
    Is that iris reticulatta (dwarf iris) in the forefront of the green pot?
    It looks like I see an iris bloom, but judging scale from photos is hard.
    A beautiful space, thanks for sharing.

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