Tag Archives: mandevilla

A Friday Walk in the Garden: End of Month View: June 2017

Friday on a cloudy day is a good one to shoot a few photos of colorful items I noticed when I made a Walk in the Garden at the end of the month. Let me invite you to look through … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Heirlooms, old and new

We are just back from seeing my first granddaughter get married. It was special being with family and seeing the absolutely most beautiful bride of all (at least since my Arranger walked down the aisle). I returned to find my … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: November 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I woke up this morning and found a thin sheet of ice on the birdbath. Welcome to fall in my North Carolina garden. The frost was not severe … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: October 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for October, with thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for creating this meme. The crape myrtles are finished, but there are buds galore on the camellias, which should be plentiful for next month’s offering. There is … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: 15 August 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Garden. Here in the dog days of Autumn the blooms in my garden are somewhat sparse. Nonetheless, I accept Carol’s invitation to show what is giving us a … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: June 15, 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. The garden is in a period of transition, so there are not large numbers of plants in bloom. We are being challenged to respond to the extremely hot weather … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is FORCES OF NATURE. One tends to associate “forces of nature” with such mighty cataclysmic events as torrential rains, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, or volcanic eruptions. As I walked through my … 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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The First Bite

Last night we experienced our first bite of autumn. It wasn’t much of a frost (about 28F [-2.2C]), but it was enough to freeze the surface of the birdbath, sentence the mandevilla to the compost pile, damage a number of open azalea and rose … Continue reading

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End of the Month View

I am pleased to join Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog for the first time to offer an End of the Month View of my garden on October 31, 2014. The structure of my back garden could be described as formal…at least as … Continue reading

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