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In a Vase on Monday: Mr. Goldstrike

You have seen the ‘Debutante’ camellias several times, the hellebores aren’t quite open yet, and I’m saving the pansies when I might be in exremis on a given Monday. For our vase this week, my Arranger suggested we share this … Continue reading

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The Clash of Two Mighty Memes

What is a hapless blogger to do when two very inviting memes occur on the same day? Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides, but it is also In a Vase on Monday, … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: 22 May 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides. My garden is in a stage of transition right now; the peonies and iris have finished for the spring, and I’m waiting for the blooms … Continue reading

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End of Month Views: March 31, 2015

I am delighted to share a few photographs to show what it happening in my garden at the end of March. After a long, cold and damp winter, spring is here; perennials are leaping out of the ground, vines are … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: 1/22/2015

It is a pleasure to make the first report of the new year for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, a monthly review focusing on our garden’s foliage, created and hosted by Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides. The weather has turned in our … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Old Reliables

Freezing weather for the past week has turned all the open camellia, tea olive, loropetalum, and azalea blossoms in my garden to brown mush. It has also inhibited any buds that might have wanted to from opening as well. All the … 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 Garden Review of 2014: July-September

This is the second chapter in the review of our garden in 2014, with thanks to Cathy at WordsandHerbs for suggesting this idea.      July Crape myrtles come on strong in mid-summer and begin to provide tons of color. We have seven … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Slim Pickin’s

Finding things to include In a Vase on Monday is a problem on this first day of December. Very few flowers in my garden are real cold winter bloomers; I have to rely on the annuals…pansies and violas…for flowers and then gather … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Buds and Foliage

Here we are again at In a Vase on Monday, hosted by fellow blogger Cathy to encourage us to share what might be showing in our garden on this first day of the week. Driving home from church this morning, I was struck with … Continue reading

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