Monthly Archives: July 2016

In A Vase On Monday – Summer Gold

The garden is at its zenith and while we have some weeks ahead of us, I’m aware that the bonanza won’t last forever, which only serves to heighten my appreciation. I cleared my garden paths of the abundant tangle of flopping stems, … Continue reading

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Weekly Garden Highlights – July 29

The biggest highlight in my garden this week happened today when I spotted a Monarch butterfly sipping zinnia and globe thistle! A rare sighting, as they have nearly disappeared from my area, it totally made my day, week and month! … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View July 26

What a difference a week makes (compare to last week’s photo below). This week’s view shines with the mid-to-late summer exuberance for which this garden was planned (I have other beds, like the shade or spring/fall gardens, that show better at other seasons). … Continue reading

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

One of the benefits of blogging is forming online friendships with like-minded folk. Occasionally, the opportunity presents itself to meet these ‘stranger-friends’ in person. I had the great pleasure of meeting Laurie (and her husband) from Notes From the Hinterlands for a … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Sweet Peas

This week, I’m following the acronym K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sweetie, or should that be Keep it simple, Sweetpea?  Two of my favorite subjects– cats and flowers – are featured on a slim pocket vase with a painting by C. Pradalie of a … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Weekly Garden Highlights – July 22

A nice, temperate break in the weather mid-week, sandwiched between hot and humid. ‘Tis high summer! Here are just a few of the highlights in my garden this week (hover over or click photos for ID): Many varieties of Daylilies … Continue reading

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