Come for a visit to the yard at Shady Acres!

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The back yard. 
Certain Man has a leak in his roof above the deck
He has plans to repair it and change some things.
Stay tuned for progress reports. 

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One of the shrubs in the back yard is this Rose of Sharon

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Another shrub is a snowball bush


My Asparagus fern is Blooming!
I didn’t know they did that!

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My favorite container garden

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A coleus bloom from my favorite container garden

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A “whirlygig” flower from the same container

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Another container of which I am fond

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The blue Salvia are blooming

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More of the same

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A small pot into which I tucked some leftover Verbena

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Purple Verbena

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This is a very old container, and the flowers looked better earlier in the year
(even with a recent application of Miracle Gro)

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One of my fuschia flowers

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New Guinea Impatiens

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More New Guinea Impatiens

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Another container that has cockscomb, sweet potato vines and two colors of verbena

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The two colors of Verbena

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Last year, for Lem and Jessica’s wedding, I had lots of coral Verbena.
This is the only plant this year, but it is sturdily coming along.

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Vinca in a hanging pot

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Phlox in the side garden

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Some more Vinca by the walkway,


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My Friend, Ada, gave me this cheery, sturdy plant.

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It has bloomed its heart out for me.

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The oldest planter of all

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My sister, Sarah, gave this little statue to me several years ago

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These don’t look like much, but I am so pleased with them.
I got a whole lot of baskets of Vinca for three dollars each, and these two
looked so yellow and spindly when I got them, but they have filled out, gotten green
and are just plain nice to have!

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Another of my baskets.  This one is lopsided because
the other night when the youth group wanted to make ice cream,
I caught some of the Coleus with the hose and broke it off.
I was disappointed, but not devasted.

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I have another small pot that is one of my favorite, too.
It has this yellow cockscomb tucked into the back of it

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Then it has this begonia in it too, that is the main focus.

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It sits here on my old church bench and garners its share of comments.
I love this old yellow watering can.

Thanks for stopping by!
Come again –in person the next time.



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6 responses to “Come for a visit to the yard at Shady Acres!

  1. I’d love to be there in person! Your flowers are gorgeous. I love the fuschia the colors are wonderful. All th planters are beautiful.

  2. So much beauty! It’s easy to see that your flowers get lots of TLC!

  3. thanks for the litle walk and chat! 🙂

  4. How lovely!  Does Audrey still help water?  You have a lot of watering, but it is so worth it when you have such gorgeous colors!

  5. lovely flowers I especially like the watering can!

  6. Wow! Your flowers are flourishing – so gorgeous! Ours are about spent from the heat of the summer.

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