Category Archives: Gardening

A Photo a Week Challenge: ANYTHING

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge topic is “ANYTHING.” That certainly gives plenty of room to consider. As a long time gardener and lover of beautiful flowers, I decided to share a photo of one of my favorites. This is a pink … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

The theme of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is LIGHT AND DARK. ‘Clarence’ is one of my favorite bearded iris, and I think it captures this week’s theme dramatically. Why don’t you step over to https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/a-photo-a-week-challenge-light-and-dark/ to … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: A Field of Buttercups

We are staying close to quarters here in our retirement community, but I do try to take a walk around the grounds each day, properly distancing, of course. A little exercise surely helps get through another day of stay-at-home. In … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Just For Fun

This is just for fun. Every garden needs music; this is the Phrog Philharmonia, featuring our singers The Three Kitty Sisters, Lily, Billie, and Millie. Thanks to Nadia Merrill for hosting this meme. Please visit her at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/a-photo-a-week-challenge-just-for-fun/   and see … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

I am delighted to join in the weekly photo challenge guided by Nancy Merrill Photography. This week’s theme is Peaceful Place. I always find peace in natural settings that combine water, stone and lots of greenery. During a garden tour … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: ‘Miz America’ Blooms Again

It’s been a long time since I have been able to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to show a Vase on Monday. My “porch garden” has very little to offer these days, and we have not been able … Continue reading

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Its Here Already

Spring! The evidence is everywhere. One of my neighbors has daffodils in bloom. Dogwoods are about to burst into their whiteness. I saw a crocus. Dandelions have already gone to seed. Another neighbor has azaleas blooming by her patio. Wow! … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Criminal Activity?

Yesterday I came upon stark evidence that a heinous crime had been committed. This is unquestionably a case of first degree Crape Murder. A dastardly deed. In plain view 0f the public. Brazen. Condoned by the “Landscape Committee.” Why they … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Is Spring Coming?

Here we are approaching mid-February, and I spied a bit of color on cherry (?) trees in our neighborhood. It’s not much, but a bit of pink on a drab, cloudy day is a real promise of what’s to come. … Continue reading

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Turning dirt into soil.

Looking back over 25 plus years of down-in-the-dirt gardening, there are a number of important lessons that have etched a place in my mind.  I hope you will find them worth sharing. I learned that I could do everything right … Continue reading

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