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Flowers and strawberry advice?

Everyone seems to be posting their flowers, so I thought I would post my favorite that is blooming right now.

I also have a question for any strawberry experts out there-  I just bought a big hanging basket of strawberries and there are a few berries on the plant but the shoots are very long.  Im wondering if the plant is spending too much energy sending off shoots and not enough on producing fruit and if I should trim it up… Suggestions

The Pansies have taken over!

Here are some updated photos of my little flower garden.  I bought a couple of Asiatic lilies and put them in my flower boxes. My irises are close to all being in bloom and we bought a new blue columbine to replace one that didn’t come back this year.  You can see below how the pansies and violas have taken over the garden.  I’m going to have to pull some around my Hen and Chicks as I think they are being strangled out.  We have so many different varieties of pansies and violas that at this point they are starting to cross polinate and coming up with some unique color combinations- its kinda cool!

Flower Boxes

We spent most of Saturday shopping for flowers and planting the new flower boxes that Al andNoah made for me earlier this spring.  We usually plant our flowers for the season around Father’s Day, but since we spent last week in Iowa, we were not here to plant.  Its actually a good thing we didn’t plant, because we did have snow last week.  We also got our hanging baskets which hang from the eves of the deck.  I didn’t take any pictures of the deck off the master, but we have 2 boxes there and 2 big planters.  We planted some strawberries a couple of weeks ago in the two big planters.  Anyway, it was a long day of planting, but we are very happy with the results.  Take a look!


And look! My Poppies are starting to pop!  Most of my poppies are self started from seeds that had fallen.  We planted 2 poppy plants about 2 years ago andnow they are everywhere!  I even found some growing on the other side of our fence in the lot next to us.  As they start to bloom more I will  put more pictures up but this is the first one that has popped open.  My 2nd plant of irises is about to pop open too… I think there are like 5 flowers on that one- stay tuned for photos.

One plant that always reminds me of my mom is a fuschia-  Nancy loved Fuschia-  I can remember almost every summer she would find a big hanging basked of fuschia- so everytimeI see one it makes me think of her.  Well I found a couple of smaller plants at our local greenhouse and bought 2.  I was not sure what I was going to do with them, but they fit nicely in this single pot!

Flower Update

Here are some new photos of my flower’s progress.  Unfortunatly we had some snow last week and most of the buds on my iris were shocked, but I got one bud out of the deal.

and the flox are in bloom… Check back on Monday for more photos as those new flower boxes are going to be planted this weekend! Hopefully our snow is gone for good- at least until September!


These are growing like weeds in my flower garden… here are a few of my favorite color combs.



I cut these from Paul and Carla’s House- I Love Lilacs and mine don’t even have buds on them yet!