Weekly Photo Challenge: ORDER

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

It is important that things we enjoy are kept in order:

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In a Vase on Monday: A Little Bit of This and That

A late Monday afternoon after nice rain over the weekend, just in time for In a Vase on Monday. My Arranger calls this creation”A Little Bit of This and That.”

The “that” part is from Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ that has weathered the heavy rains well. Complementing the hydrangea blossoms are “this” Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea), with a background of ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum sinense.

Please visit  Cathy at Rambling in the Garden  to see her lovely vase this week and that of the many followers of her meme.

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Things I See Around Town: You’ve Changed

It’s early June. As I move about town here in the Charlotte area, I am excited to see the colorful changes that are taking place in the gardening world. Plants that have been sleeping through spring are now shouting their presence.

Crape Myrtles are starting to open:

Daylilies are starting to show in people’s gardens (mine are still in bud stage) and along our highways:

Our good old Southern magnolias are blooming, and my gardenia bush is leaning with the weight of the fragrant flowers.

Hydrangeas are awake. This is ‘Endless Summer.’

Most of my spring flowers are fading, so it is encouraging to see that the summer beauties have arrived.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

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

Here is a drone shot of three families, three generations…friends.

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In a Vase on Monday: Memorial Day 2017

Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day in which I give special thanks to family members and shipmates who gave their lives for the freedoms with which we are blessed. I have selected red, white and blue flowers to celebrate this day and their memory.

The flowers are Gardenia jasminoides ‘Jubilation,’ Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer,’ and annual vinca.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have put in their vases this week.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

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

The nature of this decaying remnant of a tree adrift in the woods is that it is fleeting, here today but undoubtedly gone in weeks? months? a year? Unseen critters are at work.

Right now it is evanescent. What does it look like? a face? the head of some animal? a shoulder?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HERITAGE

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

A wonderful and meaningful heritage in my family has been the sharing of plants. This photograph is of a Leucojum aestivum spring snowflake in my garden here in North Carolina. The bulbs were given to me by my Aunt Martha, who got them from my grandmother. They were given to my grandmother by her grandmother. I do hope I will be able to pass offsets of these bulbs to children and grandchildren…when and if the gardening bug bites them. Five generations and counting.

Leucojum aestivum

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