Author Archives: Eliza Waters

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist

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The Tuesday View May 23

Two weeks of ample rain and a three-day heat wave have created the perfect conditions for growth in the garden and beyond. Allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’ have begun blooming and A. giganteum are nearly so. The heat burnt its foliage– … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Simply Heavenly

Ages ago, when I was in my late teens, I walked down a sidewalk along a tall wooden fence. I smelled the most heavenly scent and had to know what produced it. I boosted myself up to peer over the … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Bleeding Hearts

My bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) are coming on fantastically and were the obvious choice for today’s arrangement. The past two weeks have been quite chilly with a few nights that threatened frost, but luckily we’ve squeaked through without any damage to … Continue reading

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Backyard Visitor

I was surprised and delighted to see this handsome fellow, a Great Horned Owl, in our backyard today.  They aren’t very common in our woods to my knowledge. In the twenty-seven years that I’ve lived here, I’ve seen only one. … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View May 9

The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) on the edge of the lawn bravely continues to survive and bloom. While this past winter wasn’t too bad, it was a previous, deeply cold one and heavy snowstorm that threatened its survival. It limps along. … Continue reading

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