Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Tuesday View September 19

Triggered by cooler than normal temperatures in August and early September, the garden is heading towards dormancy as the trees behind it attest. The tall Sunflowers along the back have gone to seed with a few Morning Glories clambering up … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – New Vase

This week my sister sent me a fluted Lenox glass vase in the most beautiful shade of amethyst.  I’ve filled it in complimentary colors with the tallest flowers I currently have blooming. Lavender Heart-leaved Asters (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) and spikes of … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

These caterpillars seem to be everywhere at this time of year. While they are not poisonous, they can cause a stinging rash. Best to look, not touch! from Snopes.com: “The hairs on the caterpillar are long and bristle-like and spread … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Variety

To feature more of my vase collection, I’m offering two vases for today’s IAVOM. The first, in an orange Blenko vase sporting autumn colors (that are showing around here in the trees faster than I’d like), are Dahlia ‘Tiki Torch’ with … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Latest Hatch

Following up on my “It’s a Girl!” post from three weeks ago, my last two Monarch butterflies emerged from their chrysalises. Yesterday, a male (mid-rib vein dots on lower wing) and today, a female. They are beautiful and healthy, off … Continue reading

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