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The theme of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is LIGHT AND DARK. ‘Clarence’ is one of my favorite bearded iris, and I think it captures this week’s theme dramatically. Why don’t you step over to https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/a-photo-a-week-challenge-light-and-dark/ to … Continue reading
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
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
Remontant: [ri-mon-tuhnt] adjective, blooming more than once in a season. I have been growing reblooming (i.e., remontant) perennials for over twenty-five years. First were daylilies, and then came roses, hydrangeas, azaleas, viburnum, and bearded iris. This week’s Vase on Monday … Continue reading
I remember a song from years ago that began with the words “Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly.” It made the rounds on the radio, and I never did understand the “dilly dilly” part. As I walked through my garden on this … Continue reading
It is late on a lovely Monday in our garden, but it’s not too late to share some of the flowers that are catching the eye. Our peonies are featured this week, but I must lament that this has not … Continue reading
I missed In a Vase on Monday last week (I do hope that Cathy at Rambling in the Garden will forgive me); busyness gets the best of me sometime. However, I will try to make up this week by sharing two … Continue reading
After a long siege of minimal moisture in the garden, we had an inch and a half of rain last night. The ground is delightfully soggy now…at least for a few days. With the wind and rain denuding the trees of … Continue reading
We have just returned from a warm Thanksgiving week with family in California. We discovered that we had a frost while we were gone, and most of the flowers in bloom in our garden were damaged beyond use for In a Vase this … Continue reading