This has been a busy week for me, so what better time to share a few pics from the garden? Random pictures. Random thoughts.

This is the knockout rose I purchased back in the Spring. It was in a one gallon pot so you can see how well it’s doing now. I have to agree… these flowers will pack a knockout punch for any garden.

This shrub rose was purchased from a gardener in Maine. I wasn’t sure how well it would do here but it has tripled in size since March/April with continuous blooms that smell like baby powder. It’s “Polar Ice” – I believe from the Alba family?

If you could take a whiff, you would be amazed by the heavenly “tea” scent emitted from this Tea Olive shrub. When the wind blows, the fragrance flows through the yard. I plan to plant three more on Saturday!

OK, so most consider honeysuckle an invasive weed but every time I smell these flowers, I’m immediately transported back in time to the first house I ever remember living in. I was 8 years old and on the back of the property was a chain link fence with honeysuckle and wild roses growing all over it. I always wanted to grow the same when I grew up. And I admit it. I still remove the blossom to enjoy the nectar! It makes me feel like a kid all over again.

Dad, this is the tree that I had just transplanted during your last visit. Neither of us were convinced it would make it — but take a look!!! It’s been pure-t pleasure all season long!

This is the rose that I transplanted from my grandmother’s yard last Fall. I pulled a piece of the stem off her plant, dipped it in rooting powder and planted it in sand and eventually the garden. Red was her favorite color. She would be proud.

This is a beautiful geranium that I adopted when Brandon and Megan moved this summer. We didn’t think it would survive the trip so I gladly brought it home. The green watering can is something I kept from MaMa’s (Dad’s mother) house when they moved into assisted living. I enjoy using things passed down from the family. Sweet memories! Yes, I’m a sentimental sap.

I couldn’t close out the garden pictures without sharing one of “Oreo”. She is my gardening buddy. Now if I could just train her to weed!

I hope you enjoyed the quick tour. Friday will be an especially busy day so I’ll check back on Saturday. Have a great weekend!

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