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Monday, July 9, 2012

Into the Wild

Despite the large quantities of rain and general gloominess of the last month, some things are completely thriving in my yard. 

Hydrangeas, for one. 

And this is the garden on the side of the driveway.  I remember when things were tiny and manageable...

Ok, maybe not quite as tiny as I remember (this was last summer)...

The mint and lavender are totally taking over.

So are the strawberries and crazy hidden succulents.  In the back? Is this oregano that looks like a Dr. Seuss plant to me.  There is so much of it, you can smell it when you walk by.

This is a mystery flower that I got last year, and is obviously happy in its new spot. 

Did you know that carrots look like Queen Anne's Lace when they go to seed?

We also had a handful of peas today!


  1. Your mystery flower looks like alpine geranium to me, but it's hard to tell from the picture exactly. The Latin name for Queen Anne's Lace is Daucus carota or Wild Carrot. A long time ago I looked it up after pulling some out of the ground and thinking that they smelled sorta carrot-y. I love learning new gardening stuff...so much fun. Your gardens look beautiful! ~Krista

  2. How funny is that?? I've never gotten them to grow much before, let alone go to seed, so this is all new for me!! :)