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The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Half-and-Half. The pairing of two plants with similar leaf form but distinctively different colors displays this week’s theme. The plants are Berberis thunbergii ‘Bonanza’ and Buxus sempervirens English boxwood. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/half-and-half/
Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day hosted by Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides. Spring is making its presence felt in my garden, waking up plants that have been a bit sleepy for awhile. I thought it might … Continue reading
Here at the end of the year is the final chapter of A Garden Review of 2014. Thanks (and a very Happy New Year) to Cathy at WordsandHerbs for initiating this idea for sharing the key events/plants in our garden in quarterly reviews during … Continue reading
Last night we experienced our first bite of autumn. It wasn’t much of a frost (about 28F [-2.2C]), but it was enough to freeze the surface of the birdbath, sentence the mandevilla to the compost pile, damage a number of open azalea and rose … Continue reading
Today was a great day to walk in the garden and take in what is happening here…and show me a few chores that I need to undertake. It’s cooler today…finally…and a cloudy sky takes away the harsh glare of a full sun. … Continue reading
I am delighted to accept the invitation from Christina to join gardeners for her suggested Garden Bloggers Foliage Day. This will be my first humble attempt to participate on the 22nd of the month. Here is a view of my side garden which has a southern exposure. Consequently, … Continue reading
Here are some of the things that are blooming in my garden this morning: Included in the arrangement, with deep appreciation for my wife’s hand in its design, are ‘Blushing Bride’ hydrangea, ‘Chapel Hill’ lantana, ‘Mr. Goldstrike’ Aucuba japonica, ‘Ever … Continue reading
Having things purple in the garden adds wonderful touches to my color palate. Japanese maples, ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud, ninebark, heuchera ‘Beaujolais,’ and several different cultivars of purple barberries perk up many corners of the garden. They add delightful contrast to the green … Continue reading