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Bloomin' Favorite

It's that time of year. . . when most of the things in my garden are looking good.  June is a satisfying time to be a gardener.  Lots of easy success.  Lots of color.  Lots of thriving and growing and blooming. 

Here's my favorite thing in the garden right now. . .


It's my "living succulent wreath."  I planted this (and ruined my fingernails forever) a while ago.  I left it laying flat -- so the roots could take hold -- until last weekend.  But now, it defies gravity -- hanging on my back gate and welcoming any garden visitors.

I especially like the little purslane blooms. . .


They add such a nice little punch of color here and there.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I'm going to do a little gardening, catch up on some paperwork, finish listening to "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," knit when I can, and generally avoid housework.


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WOW, that's the coolest wreath I ever saw, great work Kym really worth your finger nails I think!


The wreath turned out super! Love it!

I just bought the 1st book in that trilogy. In paperback though. Haven't gotten into the audiobooks. Am afraid I won't like who is reading it.

Avoiding housework...sounds like what I plan to do this weekend. ;)


The wreath was worth the cost of fingernails! Just finished Hornet's're in for a treat!


I really love this wreath. It's fantastic !


Gorgeous! I have recently seen framed succulent "pictures" in various sizes -- pretty cool, too.


Wow, the wreath is wonderful you are so clever, it was most definately worth the fingernails. I love succulents.

My garden goes in phases and its in a good phase atm although I am eagerly waiting for my courgettes to flower which I have planted right at the front of the border this year - I get as much pleasure from waiting for them to flower and fruit as actual flowering plants so I thought 'why not'?

I am trying to get a traditional English Cottage garden feel - I have to admit that its 'self sown' casual look is mostly because it is self sown! This year I have planted 'Red Hot Pokers' and Dephiniums which probably won't flower this year but will be great next (if the slugs don't get them).

Its also a Foxglove year - as biannuals I have them one year but not the next.

You have inspired me to do some pics and post them on my blog.


Totally worth it!

It's a gorgeous wrath, Kym. Well done!

Diana Troldahl

Purslane is one of my favorite salad veggies. It has a lovely lemony flavor.

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

Your succulent wreath is fabulous! So worth the effort. My sister and I had thought about buying one for our mom for Mother's Day, but I have to say nothing out there compares to the variety and beauty of yours!

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