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A Liebster Award

I am grateful to Sue Turner at from sewing room to potting shed for nominating me for the Liebster award for gardening blogs. I have been at this blogging thing for just less than a year, and I am surprised and humbled … Continue reading

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A Garden Review of 2014: April-June

Cathy, at WordsandHerbs, has encouraged her readers to present a review of their gardens for the past year, focusing on a quarter of the year each week up until Christmas. I am pleased to present this first offering. In putting this … Continue reading

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A Sunday Walk in the Garden

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

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In a Vase on Monday: After the Rain

I awoke this morning to a light drizzle. Within an hour it had become a downpour and dragged on until afternoon…over a half inch of welcome water for my garden. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to collect … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Today’s Special Garden Colors

In putting together today’s contribution to In a Vase on Monday I was faced with too many choices. There are wonderful things happening in my garden, the most striking of which are the opening crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia cvv) and the continuing flowering of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In My Garden Today

I walked around my garden this morning looking for blossoms I could include in this week’s vase. The big swatch of lavender color is coming from three chaste trees (Vitex agnus-castus cvv.), the hydrangeas are covered, and several hostas are in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Jewel of the June Garden

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A Tale of Two Pots

Some years ago I purchased a blue glazed pot for our Chapel Hill garden. I had no intention of putting plants in it; it was to be an architectural piece…a statement piece. I placed it in the front garden midst … Continue reading

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