Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being GREEN

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is IT IS EASY BEING GREEN. It must be a hangover from Saint Patrick’s Day last week. Oh, well…

This young lady is certainly having an easy green day (courtesy of the 2016 Charlotte Home and Garden Show):

That’s about as green as it gets…and it does look easy.

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In a Vase on…erm, Tuesday: Something Different

If Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of this meme, can share a vase on Sunday, then it only seems fair that I can share mine on Tuesday. Fair is fair.

I thought I might try something quite different this week, encouraged by the tiny blooms of trailing veronica in my garden.

I started with a bonsai tray. Then I added an interesting stone. I purchased both of them when I studied bonsai in Japan lo those many years ago.

And then I filled a few tiny crevices with water and put in the veronica. The darker one is ‘Georgia Blue’ and the lighter is ‘Waterperry,’ both of which are favorites.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have in vases this week. Join in the congratulations to her for her 5th anniversary post.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ATOP

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

Last June a Red Shouldered Hawk frequented our garden over a several day period. Here it is atop one of the bird feeders, looking to assert its position atop the local food chain.

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In a Vase on Monday: A Pink Impression

Our weather has been a bit crazy this week. Warm tennis weather was followed by cold and…snow! Within hours the snow melted, but enough damage was done to some of my plants that I’m glad I heeded the snow forecast and picked a few flowers Saturday to put in our vase for this Monday. I hope that isn’t cheating.

The star of this Monday’s show are the Darwin tulips ‘Pink Impression.’ The supporting cast consists of Muscari armeniacum and Iberis sempervirens candytuft on the stage of my Arranger’s favorite Kenzan vase.

Just a hint of why heeding the weather forecast was wise:

 I’m glad I got the tulips out of their pots before the storm. Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to share the beautiful arrangements that she and so many others are showing today.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WISH

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

I wish I could make up my mind.

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In a Vase on Monday: The Governor

We have a gray day this morning, but still there is an opportunity to share something growing in our garden In a Vase on Monday.

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Camellia japonica ‘Governor Mouton’ is overflowing with blossoms in the garden now, but most of them were damaged by frost. A few, seemingly protected in the interior of the plant, have made their way into our vase, accented with the indestructible candy tuft. My Arranger added some greenery from Berckmann’s arborvitae.

Pop over to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing from their gardens this week.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is THE ROAD TAKEN, in which we are to portray something along the way that touched or surprised us.

Last weekend we visited Caesars Head State Park in the mountains of South Carolina. In retreating from the summit…and the gorgeous view…we departed through this cleft in the mountain stone.

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The cleft was natural, narrow, intriguing, deep (over twice my height) and not much wider than my shoulders.

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