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The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ASCEND. I planted this Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora) next to a pine tree in my previous garden in Chapel Hill. I watched it grow rapidly in just a few … Continue reading
In anticipation of the first real frost in my garden over the weekend, I clipped a few bearded iris scapes that were up and had buds on them. I left a few shorter ones in the ground, but true to … Continue reading
The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is CHEEKY. Find a little irreverence in your life. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/cheeky/
We are getting into the Christmas spirit around our house. The wreaths are hung, the candles are in the windows, the tree is trimmed, and a glass or two of Christmas cheer has been tasted. My Arranger surprised me by … Continue reading
The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SERENE. Serene (adj): unruffled, tranquil, dignified (American Heritage Dictionary). I think this guy qualifies. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/serene/
We’ve had several mornings of light frost that have damaged most of the blooms in the garden beyond their use in a Vase on Monday. The stalwart camellias, however, have made it beautifully. The first Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ flower appeared … Continue reading