Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: “They’re baaack!”

Not only are the hellebores back in full bloom in my garden, but yours truly is back to In a Vase on Monday after an extended absence. I beg the forgiveness of Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the originator of … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Imitations of Spring

Here we are in mid February, and I am finally beginning to see the early signs of spring in our region of North Carolina. The colder than normal weather we have experienced has pushed these early events a month later … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILENCE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SILENCE. It is only the tinkling of this small waterfall that breaks the silence of this scene. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/silence/

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In a Vase on Monday: Survivors

Last week for In a Vase on Monday I shared a vase of reblooming bearded iris buds that I saved from a forecast frost. Several readers encouraged me in trying to “force” the iris inside. I am happy to share … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ASCEND

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

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In a Vase on Monday: Frost Evasion

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

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In a Vase on Monday: Cheer

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

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