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Friday, July 12, 2013
Hibiscus blooming. Garden pictures.
The strawberries are blooming and sending out runners. We get a few berries every couple of days. I only have ten plants from the spring. I cut some of the runners and have them rooting now. And I plan to take some inside for the winter. I know they will survive the winter outside but I would like to see how they will do in the house. Be nice to have berries when the snow flies.
You can see one of the plantlets here. Unfortunately, the plants don't look so lush now after the Japanese beetles got to them.
The Firefly begonia is blooming well. I will bring it in over winter also.
And here is the hibiscus. I will try for another picture later and hope I get one showing the true color which is a lovely purple/deep magenta. But the early morning sun and flash registered a red instead.
This is what my strawberries on the fence look like now. I cut away all the damaged leaves and covered them with a cheese cloth tent. Today, I will have to trim back the damaged leaves and wild vines on the beans.