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Archive for May 10th, 2012

For this thoughtful post, I am turning to flower power.  Since it is May in Kentucky, now is the prime time to add color to your outdoor view.  This spring has seen a few new additions around here, both perennial and annual.  The raised flower bed behind the garage that we built this spring is going to be a perennial bed, but perennials aren’t cheap so I am starting slowly.

So far, I have planted 4 shasta daisies:

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Four perennial salvias:

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C & I also planted two knockout roses that my grandparents wanted moved from their landscaping.  They are still trying to settle in and right now look a little sad, but they are hanging in there.  In another bed are two new dwarf red Asiatic lilies that were a spontaneous purchase at Lowe’s.

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In the two flower pots I have on the back deck, I used hot pink geraniums with white summer snapdragons, white calibrachoa and a spike. 

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Oh, there is also a new little gem in there, a double calibrachoa called Calibrachoa Mini Famous Double Amethyst. I just love this little pot filler!

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On the front porch pots, I always do red, white and blue so this year it is filled with a spike, red geraniums (with the biggest blooms I have ever seen), white summer snapdragons, and blue fan flower.

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I can’t end this post without posting a photo of the gloriousness of my double red Knockout roses in the front yard.  These things are amazing!
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