The baby vs the internet

In the constant battle for attention, my baby always prevails over this blog. I still manage to take pictures of the garden, but not as many as I used to. Just a few days ago I managed to snap a few good photos of the garden, and despite a little bit of chilly weather at night, quite a few plants are blooming. I think most everything is just glad to finally be rid of the scorching heat that we’ve had this year.

The brugmansia have not disappointed this year. After I figured out a way to keep the spider mites from destroying them 3/4 of the way through summer, they started rebounding. Running a sprinkler on the leaves every morning did the trick. Now, every few weeks they have a flush of blooms, with more blooms each time.

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Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'

There is a constant buzz coming from these brugs… from probably 100 honeybees attracted by their incredibly strong scent.

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Brugmansia 'Rhapsody'

Dahlias are going strong as well. Pinelands Pam looks great in front of cannas and a kaffir lime tree.

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Fidalgo Climax

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Macalister’s Pride, just about to push out a new one. It just finished a round, so it’ll be a few days before it really gets going again.

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AC Rainier

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Passiflora ‘Preciosa’ is nearing it’s go-time. This one hasn’t been easy.

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The tree dahlias have never been bigger. They are around the 15 foot mark, and have really spread out wider than any previous year. If they bloom, I will have hundreds of blooms for sure. They are massive!

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I can’t forget about the bananas, either. They are monster-sized as well. No fruit that I can see.

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