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English: sun, weather forecast symbol

This garden is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Doris. The date of this publishing, May 24th, is the 99th anniversary of her birth.
 
Today is the day we prepare the flower garden. The weather forecast was for rain, but now they are saying we’ll get some sun and perhaps a few scattered showers, and the temperature will be in the high 70s. The weather turned out to be warm and humid, but by early afternoon, the sun went around to the south side and left this space in shade.  I think this will be perfect.
 
Margie, my daughter, and her kids, C.J. and Becca. arrived about 1pm, and they brought everything needed to replant this old and overgrown space, including the garden tools. I’m going to tell the story mostly in photos, because a picture – well, you know. They were here about two hours. Margie worked very hard, at least it looked hard to me, digging out the old weeds, and loosening the soil. It was not necessary to add more soil, as I had thought, but she did add some Miracle Grow.  At first look, Margie thought it would be much more difficult to work the soil and put in the plants, but she was pleasantly surprised. She even seemed to enjoy the work. We filled a large trash container with plant waste. The kids helped some, but she did most of it. They left about 3:30, and by this time all was in shade and doing nicely.

Getting started

All the plants were brought from Margie’s garden. She wanted to thin out her plants, so it worked out very well for me. She brought plants that, when in bloom, will give a unified color and look, her design talents showing forth.

Setting in place

Smoothing the soil

Grandson does the watering

The completed garden

                Left to Right: Blue Salvia; Seedum ‘Autumn Fire’; Iris, some variant
        of ‘Blue Flag‘; Stella d’Oro lily;Iris (same); Seedum (same);Black Eyed Susan
 
    I was able to find some nice photos of these and other flowers.
 
;Scientific name: Salvia_azurea Place:Osaka Pr...

;Scientific name: Salvia_azurea or blue salvia.

Sedum Autumn Joy

Sedum Autumn Joy (Photo credit: vikisuzan)

Salvia coccinea 日本語: ベニバナサルビア Place:Osaka Pref...

Salvia coccinea 日本語: ベニバナサルビア Place:Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden,Osaka,Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

;Scientific name: Salvia 'Blue Chiquita' Place...

;Scientific name: Salvia ‘Blue Chiquita’ Place:Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden,Osaka,Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' Place:Osaka Prefec...

Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’ Place:Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden,Osaka,Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Iris aphylla

Iris aphylla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Iris graminea

Iris graminea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: flower in my garden

English: flower in my garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Public Flower Garden in downtown Seattle

Public Flower Garden in downtown Seattle (Photo credit: FallenPegasus)

I hope you enjoy my virtual flower garden, and I also hope mine turn out to be as beautiful as these. I‘ll post them when they bloom, perhaps next year.

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