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My tomatoes are looking fantastic, thanks to a lucky shift in the weather and a little bit of TLC. I got them caged today using concrete reinforcing wire shaped into 18-20″ diameter cages. It’s reassuring to see plenty of flowers and immature fruit. Unlike last summer, I think this is going to be a great tomato season.

Went to POW Nursery the other day and got some great deals on one-gallon perennials to fill in some gaps in the garden. Home Depot has some nice stuff too. When I’m done shopping thriftily, I’ll head for my favorite nearby independent retail nurseries like Capital (Sunrise), Windmill and Bushnell’s.

Here are some quick and dirty pics of the plants I bought for filling in some gaps in my backyard beds. The campanula, sage, pretty pink million bells and lavender verbena are from POW. The ‘Peter Pan’ agapanthus is from HD. I think I bought one campanula, three sages, five million bells and five agapanthus. When I looked at my filled cart at POW, my overall impression of my selection was that I picked very girly colors. Go figure.

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