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Looking Ahead to 2020

Here we have come to the last of of 2019 and the last day of the decade. It’s tempting to look back at the past’s challenges and victories, but I prefer to focus on the future. This photo of Camellia … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Debutante

We’ve had several mornings of light frost that have damaged most of the blooms in the garden beyond their use in a Vase on Monday. The stalwart camellias, however, have made it beautifully. The first Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ flower appeared … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Late Winter Abundance

We have just returned from a grand weekend with my daughter and her family in South Carolina. What could beat a weekend with jazz, great food, a trip to the mountains (more about that later), and a visit to a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Happy Returns

It’s a gray, moist Monday here in our spot of North Carolina, but I was pleased to find Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ full of buds, many of which are open and lovely. They have returned most happily after the freezing weather earlier … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016

The gardening word for 2016 is inconsistent. It’s been too cold and it’s been too hot. It’s been too dry and then we get four and half inches of rain in a few hours. Critters have tested my patience. The … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Triple Play

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

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In a Vase on Monday: Debutante

For this week’s In a Vase on Monday, I am delighted to share the first three blooms from my Camellia japonica ‘Debutante.’ A brief background story: ‘Debutante’ did not do well in the place I first planted it, and I was … Continue reading

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