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Yesterday I came upon stark evidence that a heinous crime had been committed. This is unquestionably a case of first degree Crape Murder. A dastardly deed. In plain view 0f the public. Brazen. Condoned by the “Landscape Committee.” Why they … Continue reading
This seems to be crape myrtle time in my garden. I have ten of them in this small space, and they are providing wonderful color just now. Most of the crape myrtles are shedding their bark at this time of … Continue reading
It’s early June. As I move about town here in the Charlotte area, I am excited to see the colorful changes that are taking place in the gardening world. Plants that have been sleeping through spring are now shouting their … Continue reading
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
I recently took A Walk in the Garden and noticed several welcome changes…and a few surprises. Let me share a few. Clematis ‘Comptesse de Bouchard’ has taken quite a beating over the summer with the scorching full sun that bears down … Continue reading
In response to Kimberley at Cosmos and Cleome who wanted to see crape myrtle blossoms close up.
Crape Myrtles are blooming all over Charlotte now, and the landscape could not be more colorful. I have ten of these glorious summer trees growing in and around my small garden, so it seems only right to show them off … Continue reading
The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is EARTH. The beautiful multi-colored trunk of this crape myrtle pulls ones eyes down to the earth that sustains it. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/earth/
After a week of rain, the sun is out at least for a day. The forecast is for yet another extended period of wet weather. I took advantage of the warmth to take stock of the garden to see what … Continue reading
Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. The arrival of fall is accompanied by a number of subtle changes in the garden. Peonies are beginning to go dormant and the edges of their foliage is browning. That … Continue reading