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Looking back at a Sweet Summer in the Garden

June began with an explosion of color in the gardens. The seeds I had direct sown in raised boxes were popping open with color. Bachelor buttons, calendula, cosmos, poppies, zinnias and sweet peas.

I had grand plans to turn all of my formerly raised vegetable beds into cut flower gardens. Well, that's me in a nutshell. Grand plans. I work two jobs, I'm a data analyst for a school district and I coach competitive, club soccer....year round. grand plans never quite come to fruition. However, managed to get several raised boxes blooming with color. And..I even saved seeds this year, so I'll be all set to expand my cut flower adventures next summer (between jobs ;).

In the immediate back yard, the area transitioned from spring pinks and blues pastels into the bright reds and yellows of summer.

I didn't take as many photos of the gardens this summer as I have in past years. We took a lovely vacation up to Pemberton, British Columbia and enjoyed the forests and glac…

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