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We've had an abnormal amount of rain here in my county south of Chicago. In June, we got fifteen inches, and we've already had almost four in the month of July. The growing season has been a disaster for farmers. Many farm fields are filled with yellow, stunted plants and mud holes. I've had an easy time laying down grass seed without having to water and transplanting. -Felt like sharing my garden this year:

Pansies crowded out anything else I put in here.

What is that plant with white petals and yellow middles? I bought it in a quart pot at a garage sale for two bucks last year. Now it's spreading everywhere and getting leggy.

Bicycle planter looks good. I put diapers in the bottoms of all the pots, in case I would forget to water in the summer. With so much rain, I rarely have to water anyway.

Most of the white alyssum are volunteer plants. I probably don't even need to replant them at this point.

Probably should have researched Cleomes better. I planted a few, then watched them get gargantuan and crowd out the climbing roses.

Stonecrop is spreading more than I've ever seen. It's even coming up in random places in that rock. I'm trying to close it in more, as the border bricks don't go all the way to the street, and the grass keeps creeping into the rock.

There were more plants by the mailbox, but the osteospernum is crowding everything out. I've never seen them get so wide. There was originally two: one spoon flower and one purple version.

The big thing with the fuschia flowers is another garage sale find in quart pot. It's spreading pretty fast too.

I should hack off some of the tentacles off the mint. It's trying it's best to become a land kraken somewhere.

A planter with vinca vines in the background that need to be cut back a bit.

I've had a hard time getting anything to grow in this corner with poor soil and drainage, but everything has stayed alive so far. The catnip and St. John's Wort is even spreading.

Found four quart pots of hostas at a garage sale last week for seventy five cents. Was able to even divide some of the plants and put them among the lungwort and coral bells. They are doing well.

x-posted to [ profile] gardening

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