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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July Garden Pictures


All in all, we spent only a week at home in July. 
Several of these pictures were taken in the beginning of the month and the rest - in the middle, between our trips to the East coast and Alaska (some of my Alaskan pictures can be found on  Instagram).
































































































I hope we all will have a great August!

***Copyright 2016 TatyanaS

28 comments:

  1. Home Sweet Home...welcome back. Karen

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    1. Thank you for all your help, my dear friend!

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  2. Лев отрастил отличную гриву. :) Я люблю твой сад, Таня. Спасибо тебе за труды и пример. Гортензии роскошные.Вот бы моя дуболистная оказалась такой же прекрасной в цветении! Тебе прекрасного августа.

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    1. Галя! Ну, думаю, что-то с памятью моей стало: какой лев?! Стала пересматривать фото, дошла до того фото и успокоилась! Ну прямо Д'Артаньян тот лев теперь.
      Спасибо, Галя, за душевные слова! Гортензия должна вырасти хорошей у тебя. У нас ведь и лето не такое уж жаркое, и сухих дней было много, а вот как расхорошилась она.

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  3. Děkuji za nádhernou prohlídku Vaší zahrady, je překrásná a ty hortenzie....
    Krásné léto pa pa Zmorkusovic

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    1. Thank you, Zuzana! Have a wonderful August!

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  4. Despite you were away most of the time in July, your garden looks lovely.

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    1. Hi Janneke and thank you! I have a friend who is a great gardener, and she was helping with watering the garden while I was traveling.

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  5. Dear Tatyana, your garden looked fantastic in July! Your hydrangea blooms are absolutely stunning in terms of the coloration and size. I love the combination of the hydrangea, the acer and the red banana in the first shot.
    Hope you had a wonderful vacation, Alaska certainly sounds exciting! I always hate to leave my garden behind in the middle of summer though, because there are always casualties when I come back, even though I have someone coming to spot water the plants that need it. Wishing that you garden survived you absence better than mine usually does.
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Christina, thanks! I hear you! I remember losing my Spider Web Japanese aralia - a teenage girl overwatered it, it was a while ago. I also lost a huge Italian cypress several years ago - a teenage boy didn't water it enough. I am so happy to have my friend Karen to help me now. She has a beautiful garden herself, and she knows plants!

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  6. Such beautiful images of your beautiful garden Tatyana!

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    1. Thank you! Your words mean a lot for me. Your garden is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I'm sorry I missed your Open Garden. Maybe, next year...

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  8. It’s always a treat to come and visit your amazing garden, and how lovely it looks right now, despite you having been away. I love all your little statues and ornaments, they really enhance the garden – and the hydrangeas are absolutely gorgeous. How do you get them to go blue? Do you give them aluminium sulphate or do you have very low pH soil – or do they just turn blue regardless of pH? Wishing you a great August in the garden!

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    1. Helene, thanks! Our soil is acidic, that is why their color is blue. I never added anything special, but I can try, just from curiosity!

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  9. Sigh... The Abutilons and Fuchsias look so lush and healthy! Those Hydrangeas are huge! Happy August, Tatyana.

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    1. Thank you Beth! I'm wondering how abutilon will like the winter. One plant is located near the house wall, it should help. Another stands not so close to the house, but it already survived last winter. All the best to your lovely garden!

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  10. Oh, I enjoyed seeing your wonderful garden this July, thank you! It still looks spring fresh but so full of summer flowers.

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    1. Denise, thank you! Pacific Northwest has a great climate for gardening.

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  11. I cannot find enough words to describe how lovely a garden you have. It is so lush , it makes me smile ! How do you manage the deer, and do you compost in the fall ? Incredible far den.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I compost year around, we have two compost piles. As for a deer, I use Liquid Fence spray. Have a great August!

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  12. Wow! How do you do it, Tatyana? If I am away for just a week, my garden certainly shows it. Your hydrangeas are amazing!

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    1. Rose, our summer is not hot, and I had a friend to help me with watering.
      Hydrangeas are so easy and so beautiful, aren't they?

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  13. Loving your garden photos, those hydrangeas are gorgeous. It's been fun following you on Instagram. :-)

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    1. Thank you Victoria! Blogger certainly takes more time.

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  14. Your garden is stunning, Tatyana. Can't believe you were home so little this summer. I was away for only a week (and had someone watering while I was gone) but so much work when I returned. Love your hydrangeas. P. x

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  15. You have quite a lovely collection of hydrangeas. We don't see blue blooms here with our alkaline soil, and yet you seem to have both colors. With all the traveling you do, I assume you must have some helpers to care for the large and lush gardens at your house. Lovely indeed!

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