Monthly Archives: September 2016

Farm Fresh

Once a week, as members of Natural Roots, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, we get to take our cloth shopping bag and fill it with delicious, organic, fresh produce. There is nothing so delicious as eating crunchy salads, fresh beans … Continue reading

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Autumn Jewels

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Wordless Wednesday

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The Tuesday View September 27

Since a frost was predicted for Sunday night, we covered a few things, my spouse made a support to hold a tarp to cover the largest zinnia and dahlia patch (see D. ‘Voodoo’ below), and I picked nearly every tender flower in … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Frost Warning

A cold front swept through Friday night and temperatures plummeted within a few hours from summer to autumn.  With frost warnings for Sunday night, I was scrambling Sunday afternoon to pick my tender annuals for vases in the house, three … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

This is my first foray into joining Christina at My Hesperides Garden for Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, where she invites us to appreciate the best foliage our garden offers at the moment. Texture, shape and color! Heart-shaped: Lobed: Variegated round and grassy, and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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The Tuesday View September 20

Fall color is beginning to creep into the trees and ferns behind the garden, a process that helps me adjust to the inevitable. The biggest changes from last week are the sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) have been decapitated by a hungry … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – ‘Voodoo’

Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ is casting its magic over the garden these days and I’m spellbound by its deep, rich burgundy color. Naturally, I must share them! I’ve added pink and white cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’), along with pink phlox (P. paniculata). Heart-leaved aster (Symphotrichum … Continue reading

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