It is always exciting to return from a long trip to see what has developed in the garden. While I was away, there was A LOT of rain which caused much growth, and also a few unexpected oddities.
There was so much rain that the dropped seeds from my bird feeders have sprouted in the crevices of the deck (there is no soil in there!):
Strange alien mushrooms that look like they could have descended from outer space have begun their world invasion by taking over my garden. Here is one trying to swallow up a lavender:
A few plants grew so much that I hardly recognized them at all. Look at this Mme. Alfred Carriere climbing rose. I planted it at the end of May as a bare root rose, much like this one:
On June 24th it looked like this:
I returned home after one month away to find this monster:
It is supposed to be able to grow to 15 feet tall. I found that a little hard to believe judging by its humble beginnings, but I am a believer now! I guess I’d better find a spot in the ground for it…and fast!
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