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Weekly Photo Challenge: SURPRISE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is  SURPRISE. I had just completed fifteen minutes of pruning a tall Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’ holly that was about nine feet tall. As I climbed down the ladder, I came … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: 22 August 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. Rather than include a large group of individual foliage plants, many of which I have shown in earlier posts, I decided to focus on only one area. Perhaps one could … Continue reading

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A Morning Surprise

I walked around the north side of my house this morning and was surprised by the sight presented me in the foundation planting bed. Perhaps a better word would be unexpected. It is mid-October here in North Carolina, and most of my plants … Continue reading

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GBFD 8/22/2014: A Foliage Border

Today is Garden Bloggers Foliage Day for August, and I am pleased to present an example of how foliage can be used to create an interesting and dynamic picture. This photograph shows a side of one of my four island beds. The … Continue reading

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