Monday 2 August 2021
Gailardia_x_Grandiflora Arizona Sun, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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Despite never having been deadheaded, these Gailardia x Grandiflora flowers still continue to bloom in late summer. They make a powerful burst of color at the end of the Beast raised garden bed.
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Sunday 1 August 2021
Tomato, In A Raised Bed, As A Garden Food, Eugene, Oregon
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Two of four tomatoes were almost ripe on one of our two tomato plants planted in the raised vegetable garden. Both were small cherry tomatoes.
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Saturday 31 July 2021
More Hen And Chicks, In The Monster, As A Raised Garden, As A Collection Of Plants, Eugene, Oregon
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A tall stalk grew from the center of one of our Hen and Chick plants. It was tipped with flowers. One of the Hen And Chicks plants grew a tall stalk with pink flowers at its tip. A closer view of the flowers blooming atop the stalk of one of our Hen And Chick plants. These small pink flowers attracted bees. Another of the Hen And Chicks plants also grew a tall stalk. This stalk curved toward the sun and, at its tip, was a suggestion of future flowers. Hens and chicks were planted for the first time this year. The formed an arc at the front of the second level of the monster. One of them really took off and flowered already in its first year.
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Friday 30 July 2021
More Rose Of Sharon Hibiscus, As A Garden Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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Early in the summer, just a single delicate blue flower had bloomed. Later in this summer, we expect many more blooms on this bush. Later in the month, three more flowers had bloomed with the promise of more to come. Among the leaves of the Rose Of Sharon Hibiscus bush, many buds had appeared from which flowers would bloom. A new bush began to grow in the backyard Beast raised garden. A Rose Of Sharon Hibiscus bush began with just a few vertical stems.
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Thursday 29 July 2021
Blue Daisy Anemone, As A Garden Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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Two of the blue daises were still in bloom. The first tiny leaves began to appear from the ground by the sign labeling these as "Blue Daisy Anemone." Spent flowers surrounded the base of the Mini-Beast raised garden bed. Slightly more aggressive leaves appeared at the foot of the Mini-Beast raised garden.
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Wednesday 28 July 2021
More SunPatiens® Paradise Pink, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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Our three Sunpatiens® Paradise flowering bushes were planted in one of our raised vegetable bins. This one was just beginning to show its first bloom. A closer view of the first pink flowers blooming on one of our three Sunpatiens® Paradise Pink bushes. All three of our Sunpatiens® Paradise Pink bushes planted in one of our raised vegetable garden bins. It was clear that each of the three had grown by a different amount. The four rocks were simply present for decoration. One the SunPatiens® Paradise Pink flowers began to bloom, they became covered with those flowers.
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Tuesday 27 July 2021
Video of a Bird Bath, Raised Bed Garden, As A Garden Device, Eugene, Oregon
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A short video of brief segments caught by a critter camera of our bird bath and fountain located in the Raised Garden beside our home. Several species of birds were captured over several days.
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Monday 26 July 2021
More Lionheart Tango Lily, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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Both of our Lionheart Lilies were in bloom. There were a few buds still unopened, but those that had opened were bold and dramatic. The further of our two Lionheart Lily plants had four buds that were just getting ready to bloom. The nearer of our two Lionheart Lily plants had one bud open into a fully blooming flower. These Lionheart Lily plants had the most gorgeous flowers. One of our Lionheart Lilies grew as a tall single stem with cascading leaves. Small flower buds were just forming at the very top. Two Lionheart Lily plants grew side by side on the back of a low hill.
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Sunday 25 July 2021
Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia, As A Flower of the Americas, Eugene, Oregon
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The leaves of the Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia had been partly chewed by unidentified vermin. That same bud had finally begun to bloom into a lavender and white flower. The back side of the buds growing on top of the Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia plant, side lit by the afternoon sun. The Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia plant began small. It grew modestly near ground cover in the back garden. The first buds grew on stalks at the top of the Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia plant. The buds atop the Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia began to show the first signs of color.
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Saturday 24 July 2021
2021, Brandon Williams, As A Named Person, Eugene, Oregon
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Brandon instructed his son Oliver in the correct way to position a firework on a manhole cover in the middle of the street. Brandon loaded a small rocket into a metal stand. He prepared to launch it for the amazement of all the folks present that evening.
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Friday 23 July 2021
Euphorbia, In The Monster, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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This Euphorbia plant was covered in delicate yellow flowers during the spring. Now, mid summer, it had turned brown in contrast to the green behind it. The spent flowers, leaves, and stems had turned a golden bronze for the summer.
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Thursday 22 July 2021
Scarlet Runner Bean, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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The first flowers appeared on a Scarlet Runner Bean plant climbing a lattice in our raised garden bed. More flowers grew on one of our Scarlet Runner Bean plants. Those flowers stuck out from a cedar lattice attached to a ceder 2x4 board.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021
Lionheart Tango Lily, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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The further of our two Lionheart Lily plants had four buds that were just getting ready to bloom. One of our Lionheart Lilies grew as a tall single stem with cascading leaves. Small flower buds were just forming at the very top. Both of our Lionheart Lilies were in bloom. There were a few buds still unopened, but those that had opened were bold and dramatic. The nearer of our two Lionheart Lily plants had one bud open into a fully blooming flower. These Lionheart Lily plants had the most gorgeous flowers. Two Lionheart Lily plants grew side by side on the back of a low hill.
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Tuesday 20 July 2021
Wild Grass, Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon
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A field of wild grass filled a field next to the road through Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.
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