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A Weekend Walk in the Garden

Tomorrow morning…Monday…I expect to wake up to the first frost that has been forecast for our area. I’ve spent the weekend doing some of my clean up chores, although the warm weather so far this fall has lulled me into … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Leap Day

Today is our four year Leap Day and it’s on a Monday, so it is time for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. The larger vase spotlights unidentified hellebores, including the first yellow one to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Early January

Well, it’s Monday, time for another Vase. The rain and cold temperatures of the past week have left me with little options for this week’s vase. However, there is a bit of color in the garden today that will bear … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: 1/26/2015

Once again it’s time to select flowers from my garden to display In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. As I have noted all too frequently recently, the pickings in my garden are slim. Simplicity … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–1/15/2015: What a Bust!

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden, in which we are encouraged to put on parade what is blooming in our gardens. I really had hoped to participate regularly this year, but I am sad to report that … Continue reading

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A Garden Review of 2014: October-December

Here at the end of the year is the final chapter of A Garden Review of 2014. Thanks (and a very Happy New Year) to Cathy at WordsandHerbs for initiating this idea for sharing the key events/plants in our garden in quarterly reviews during … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Slim Pickin’s

Finding things to include In a Vase on Monday is a problem on this first day of December. Very few flowers in my garden are real cold winter bloomers; I have to rely on the annuals…pansies and violas…for flowers and then gather … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday

The frost we experienced the past few nights has seriously reduced my options to participate in In a Vase on Monday. The rose and azalea blossoms are now mush; the few remaining flowers on the garden phlox have faded into pale reminders of … Continue reading

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The Woods in Early November

The woods at the back of our property have changed dramatically over the past week. Could the first frost a week ago have provided the impetus that the leaves apparently needed to change? The colors are certainly not unexpected, but nonetheless it … 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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