Category Archives: Country Gardening

Advice, commentary and exploration

Blue and Yellow

Our heatwave finally broke today and to celebrate I was inspired to create an arrangement. Blue Lacecap Hydrangea (H. macrophylla) is looking great right now, and along with a couple of my dwindling Azure Alliums (A. caeruleum), were my blue … Continue reading

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In The Garden

The main garden is showing gold, silver and purple these days. Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina) are blooming, which I leave for the bees, purple catmint (Nepeta mussinii) is looking the best ever in various spots throughout the garden; four golden … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Floral Treats

While this bouquet is a fragrant memory, I wanted to share it with you. Luscious peonies (Paeonia), Coral Bells (Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’) and Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) racemes and the very last Bearded Iris bud scented the room while it lasted. More … Continue reading

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In My Garden

My clematis this year are giving me the best show I’ve ever had in my garden. Here are a few others blooming right now~ Iris: Columbine: (Click on any image to embiggen.) June is such a lovely month in the … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Peony Bouquet

A garden bouquet made with the first peonies (Paeonia lactiflora) of the season, with burgundy Geranium phaeum, white bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’) and Anemone canadensis.  The wild grass gives a meadow look to the arrangement and the hearts on … Continue reading

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