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The meadow along the curb..

Two summer seasons ago I had four large trees removed in the front of my half acre. The trees were ground into chips which were spread in the beds throughout the garden. I also had a load of top soil delivered which I used to fill in the damage from the cranes used to remove the trees and to level the yard and house which was built in 1959 and the road which was not paved until the 80s.

I seed this fresh dirt with about a pound of different wildflowers. The lawn grass has just about covered the new soil but the wildflower meadow is blooming well in its second season.

Other plants are blooming, too!

Gardenia
Old fashioned hydrangea
Oak leaf hydrangea
Perennial Sweet pea
IncrediBall hydrangea
Passionflower
Garden Cat

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Blooming in the garden today….

Bermuda lily (Easter lily)
Bermuda lily (Easter lily)
Oak leave hydrangea
Oak leave hydrangea
Oak leave hydrangea
Annabelle hydrangea
Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea
Common milkweed
The meadow along the street curb is blooming with black eye Susans and meadow coreopsis and a mix of asters
And one rain lily!

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Sunday morning Raleigh Rose Garden and Raleigh National Cemetery visit.

Sunday morning rose garden and Raleigh National Cemetery visit

A very large Gardenia
Volunteers placing flags and roses at the graves of soldiers in the Raleigh National Cemetery which has graves from the US Civil War through today. It encompasses 7 acres (2.8 ha), and has 6,000 interments.

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