In a Vase on Monday: In time for Lent

The Lenten roses are in full bloom finally and ready to join the candytuft in our vase this Monday.

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Please join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, our host for this meme. See what she and others are sharing from their gardens this week.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: AGAINST THE ODDS

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is AGAINST THE ODDS.

Several people at the table said there was no way I could eat all those ribs.

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Against the odds, I did!

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What is a Garden (6)

This Thursday I share another in my series of perspectives on the question: What is a Garden? These are excerpts from the article in my eBook Guess What’s in My Garden!

A garden is an expression of environmental stewardship where we make personal decisions about watering, about fertilizers, about pesticides, about weed control, about composting, about recycling.

A garden is a battleground where we are in constant combat with thorns, weeds, sunscald, frostbite, and critters.

A garden is a funhouse!

A garden is a joy!

A garden is a sure blessing!

This is the final excerpt from the article. If you missed the earlier perspectives, here are links to them.

What is a Garden (1)

What is a Garden (2)

What is a Garden (3)

What is a Garden (4)

What is a Garden (5)

How do you answer that question: What is a Garden?

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In a Vase on Monday: Something New

New flowers are showing themselves in my garden this Monday. It seems only appropriate then to share them In a Vase on Monday, the wonderful idea hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

This week marked the opening of Tete-a-tete daffodils and Veronica peducularis ‘Georgia Blue,’ and these small, delicate flowers are paired in a small vase. They are backed by boxwood and arborvitae greenery.

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img_2253The ‘Georgia Blue’ veronica is a creeping variety which spreads nicely (and politely), and it blooms early with this lovely pale lavender color. It makes a very nice evergreen ground cover at the edge of a border.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing from their gardens this Monday.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SHADOW

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SHADOW.

How about a self portrait!

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Am I really that tall? Well it’s not Daddy Long Legs.

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What is a Garden (5)

For the past few Thursdays I have been presenting different perspectives to answering the question “What is a Garden?” Here are yet two more ways of looking at a garden. These are quotes from the larger article in my eBook, Guess What’s in My Garden!

A garden is a genealogical place where we see history taking place as we watch plants grow over time. A garden is a place to plant a tree to shade future generations. A garden is a place where pass-along plants that were gifts remind us of past and present family and friends.

A garden is a churchyard in which we pray, meditate, and get married. A garden is a place where we have our ashes scattered.

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Blossoms of Leucojum aestivum, bulbs that my grandmother got from her grandmother.

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Wordless Wednesday: Cause for Early February Smiles!

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