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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    I've had to put my flower gardens on the back burner as an indulgance, rather than some of the more pressing things in life. The vegetable garden is our sustenance, which has had it's importance highlighted with fires and floods cutting of access to supplies for extended periods of time. I was reluctant to take too many flower garden photos, as they all include weeds and dead heading being needed. However, I did take a few. :)

    This one was today. It is doing very well. It is a Northern Hyrdrangea. I was told also called a Snow Ball. It doesn't always make it through winter and sometimes has to reinvent itself every summer. This year, it seems happy. I think the extreme amount of snow may have given it extra insulation. It is the largest blooms I've had.

    The pink one is a hybrid in recognition of Breast Cancer Survivors. It is in my late best friend's memory garden, and is also having a wonderful year. Next year I will plan on some caging.

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    Mel, that’s a lovely hydrangea, it looks so good with the green grass background.
     
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    Melody, we all have weeds, and need to dead head. But your hydrangeas are beautiful, and sharing your photos give us all hope (and incentive!). Don't worry about perfection, just keep on gardening and sharing.
     
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    @marlingardener - a very heartfelt thank you. That little bit of advice is going on my fridge :heart: Thank you so much.

    I used to work very hard at keeping everything tidy and well kept up - priorities have shifted the last couple of years. But in a good way. To the most important in life. Just still trying to find the balance. :)
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What Jane said.
     
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    Golly, they are beautiful! I always try to not show weeds, pending work, holy leaves, and whatnot, but I assure you our garden is full of said stuff. Don't be hesitant to post. Blooms are always a welcome sight.
     
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    Looks beautiful @Melody Mc. don't worry about the weeds and deadheading, i have both and never on top of the weeding, especially when the ground is dry and hard but the weeds still grow.
     
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    @Logan - thank you Lovely lady. I appreciate it.
     
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    Thanks for that Droopy - you have a good way of grounding me out and I appreciate it.
     
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    Your welcome :)
     
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    Wow, what beautiful flowers! It's so lovely to hear about your success with your flower gardens despite the tough times. I'm so glad that the Hydrangea and the hybrid are doing well, and it's wonderful that you've dedicated a section in your late best friend's memory. It's so heartwarming to hear stories like this. Unfortunately, I'm not very experienced in gardening. However, I still appreciate the beauty of real plants and flowers, and I'm sure they bring a lot of joy to you and your garden!
     
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