Category Archives: Country Gardening

Advice, commentary and exploration

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My little collection of Valentine’s Day cheer – a purple primrose, forced pink hyacinths and the second bloom on the white amaryllis, along with a small fragrant bouquet of clove-scented stock and white carnations, pink spray roses and wax flower. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Forsythia

I finally cut some forsythia for forcing and they came out beautifully. Along with a butter-colored primrose that I picked up at the market, I have a little pocket of spring amidst the stormy winter weather we’ve been having lately. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Amaryllis & Daisies

My white amaryllis, backlit by the sun, adds a touch of warmth to this cold winter’s day. And for those wondering about the bulb encased in silver wax that I posted in early December, its growth has been very slow, … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Winter Relief

Okay, obviously, these flowers didn’t come from my garden (seen in the background on a mild, foggy day last week). But can you blame this flower lover for wanting some Winter Relief from all the snowy, cold weather? I was gifted … Continue reading

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2016 Highlights

Twelve months seem to pass in the mere blink of an eye. Thanks to my WordPress community for sharing the journey with me. I wish you all peace, health and abundance in the new year ahead.

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In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Swag

Every year, I make a swag to hang on the post next to the mailbox out by the road. I’d like to think it cheers those driving by as well as the mail carrier. Made with branches of Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) and Eastern … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Wreath & Window Box

Every year, I decorate our woodshed with a handmade wreath, using a wire frame and attaching sprigs of Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) and Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).  This year, I added gold spray-painted pine cones, faux eucalyptus picks and sparkly … Continue reading

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