What’s blooming today?

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Salvia, geraniums and New Guinea impatiens are blooming in my little stone wall garden bed, but unfortunately now and then I find a hole.

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See the empty space on the left? Thank you Mr. Woodchuck, please tip your server. 😡

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Happily my strawberry shortcake foxglove is on the list of woodchuck avoided plants.

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It’s also rhododendron time.

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And this year, they’re glorious.

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Every season I tell myself to cut them back, then they give me a riotous bloom and I cave.

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This year I planted three tick weed (coreopsis) behind the marigolds. Sadly, they must have been on the ‘favorite woodchuck snack’ list because one morning I looked out and they were munched down to nubs. Solution?

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Giant headed yellow marigolds. They’re not my favorite flower, but they’re not a woodchuck’s either … so that’s a win.

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As is this pink cosmos. Such a happy flower. I smile just looking at them.

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29 thoughts on “What’s blooming today?”

  1. The cosmos are beautiful! As are the rhodies; I miss them (they’re everywhere in my home town of Seattle) and look forward to possibly having them at my new home in VT.

    As for your ongoing battle of wills with Mr (and Mrs?) Woodchuck, I’m not betting on them. But hey, at least their babies are cute!

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  2. So pretty! I have a knack for killing plants, so I don’t have much going except a Russian sage in my front yard. I used to have some purple coneflowers in the back yard that I had gotten from my mom, but they didn’t come up last year. I don’t know why. 😦

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  3. Beautiful gardens. Maybe you could build a little woodchuck trail garden ‘kitchen’. As s/he walks along munching, s/he can poop and drop seeds whilst also safely fertilising eutrophication-free, leaving you with a surprise garden melange in the future?

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