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Garden Blogger Bloom Day – August 09

Here we are at another addition of Garden Blogger Bloom Day (the brain child of Carol over at May Dream Gardens). Can you believe it is August already?

Here are few snippets of what is blooming in my part of the country…

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I planted a ton of burgundy and rust colored sunflowers this year. All the seeds came from Renee’s Garden Seeds and all look spectacular.

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I have some nice combinations in the garden right now…like this lemon scented geranium combined with heliotrope. Very pretty….

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And look at what I found on one flower….
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And can you believe this climbing cup & saucer vine is STILL blooming? I wrote about it HERE in September and it has not stopped yet! That is one full year of solid blooms! What a show off.

And then we did a little harvesting today…

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I think I planted my pumpkins too early because they are already turning orange. We had to harvest this week!!!

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.