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geraniums and coleus


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these are really pelargoniums, but they are called geraniums


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and this is a more standard looking geranium - and what a lovely pink, eh?


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hostas in a little breeze


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may apple - in front of the hosta. also in a bit of a breeze. i don't know what this will look like - it's from the botanical garden plant sale.


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new zealand flax - of yet another kind. this is quite large, and floppy. it will be great in the back of the bed by the cottage.


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sorry this isn't sharper - it's such a marvelous colour pattern - even for a coleus, they are always pretty interesting.


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irish bells, a kind of spurge. isn't it a wonderful green, eh?


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these are the paler pink of the 2 big rhododendrons we have. we have one that is smaller and doesn't bloom, we can't figure out why. and then there's Bob, the miniature rhodo, who has finished blooming already.


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these are red 'non-stop' begonias. marguerite puts them in baskets [unfortunately we lost all the begonias we have had for a couple years in the hard freeze we had this winter] and hangs them around the cottage, on the hot tub, and in the fruit trees. they are gorgeous.


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red begonia


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yellow female begonia flower.


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the female begonia flower is on the left, and the male flower on the right. small and kind of insignificant.


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tiny hostas. in a 4" pot.


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here is my wonderful Marguerite, in the glass potting shed/greenhouse in the garden, making the begonia baskets.


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this is a baby fir - noble fir i think - and it's beautiful new growth.


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rosemary blooming


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last summer i bought M a cherry tree with five [5!] different eating cherries grafted to one trunk. and these are the first cherries! i'm so excited!


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and these are the darker pink rhododendrons. nice, eh?


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this is forget-me-not, and a lovely dark blue flowering plant who's name i can't remember. i also can't remember the name of the silver plant.


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i love these tulips - they are about 2.5 feet tall. [enough with the exclamation point.]


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forget-me-not and frothly lovely fennel.


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montana clematis - which covers the arbour over the gate from the street into the garden.


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lady's mantle. which is all about the water drops on it and how they look. this one's new and for the front garden.


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another stone crop for our collection - i think this makes 6 or 8 kinds we have.


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not so interesting looking now, but these are dark purple bee balm - fabulous flowers but not until july.


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and here's the lilac opening.