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  • Writer's pictureJulia Watson

Looking Back on June and July

A ton of snapdragons in June, and Shasta daisies too.

We were so busy in June that I didn't get a chance to post my usual month-end roundup of photos. Covid lockdown was coming to an end and my family and friends finishing their vaccinations, so that meant celebrations and the return of being social in person - what a joy! We hosted a "sibling reunion" for my brothers and sisters-in-law, then went to our cabin in Montana for a week off. When we got back we had so many flowers we decided to upgrade our subscription bouquets to a larger size, and we donated flowers to Flowers of Comfort, an organization that makes bouquets for hospices and hospitals.

The garden was joyful too - snapdragons everywhere, then strawflowers and scabiosa. Zinnias were growing tall, getting ready to bloom later in July. Shasta daisies hit their peak in June, and I've never seen them so tall - nearly five feet.

June 17, 2021, rose Apricot Candy; June 8 subscription bouquet

June 17, hollyhocks; June 12 demo arrangement with Just Joey roses

July 10 subscription bouquet; flower beds at the annex June 14, 2021

July 10, 2021, strawflower harvest; July 24, bouquet with marigolds and Fama White scabiosa

July 8, annex flower beds; upgraded subscription bouquet from July 10

July 10 upgraded subscription bouquet; July 12, sunflower 'Frilly'

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