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How Long?

Today is an important day in my life; I officially become an octogenarian. How long is eighty years? I now know. I can look back over my life and see how I have been blessed with good health, good friends, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ENVELOPED. What could be more “enveloped” than this nice green tree completely covered with freshly blooming, lush, strangling honeysuckle?

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Black and White Photo Challenge

I have been most kindly invited by the folks at Forest Garden to participate in their Black and White Photo Challenge. I looked back through our family photo albums; the last B&W photos I took were in the mid 70’s. Forty years is a considerable gap. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Spring Home & Garden Show: Part I

My Arranger and I attended the annual Spring Home and Garden Show in Charlotte the last weekend in February. It was the ninth year for us, and we recognize a certain pattern…a pattern that organizers use each year. By now … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: The Yellow Hellebore

It is exciting to see things stirring in the garden now. Ipheion, candytuft, and creeping phlox are putting out their first blossoms; ‘Tete-a-Tete’ dafodils are up, budded, and showing color. For this week’s In a Vase on Monday, I am delighted … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: At Last—Hellebores

It’s nice to be back in the blogosphere after a few days absence due to travel. It’s always good to sleep in ones own bed, and it is especially delightful to discover on our return that the hellebores are opening to give us something … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday Meets Garden Bloggers Foliage Day

Today is Monday, the 22nd of December, and I find myself in a blogger’s conundrum. Cathy at Rambling in the Garden has invited me to participate each week in  In a Vase on Monday, and Christina at Garden of the Hesperides has … Continue reading

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A Morning Surprise

I walked around the north side of my house this morning and was surprised by the sight presented me in the foundation planting bed. Perhaps a better word would be unexpected. It is mid-October here in North Carolina, and most of my plants … Continue reading

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Certified Wildlife Habitat

I just received a package from the National Wildlife Federation. My garden is now a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and I have a certificate (suitable for framing) to prove it. I heard about this program during a Charlotte Garden Club presentation … Continue reading

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A Kindly Reference

My friend Stepheny Houghtlin has posted “The Spirit of the Gardener,”a very kindly reference to my eBook, Guess What’s in My Garden!, on her blog, Stepheny writes a wonderful blog with a wide range of interest, particularly of gardening and writing. … Continue reading

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