Category Archives: Country Gardening

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase on Monday – Coneflower & Cleome

Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white Cleome (C. hassleriana) and dark purple Angelonia (A. angustifolia) are the major players in this week’s arrangement. Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Love-in-Mist (Nigella damascena), Achillea ‘The Pearl’ and Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) also play a part. … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase on Monday – Sundrops

Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) are bright and beautiful in the garden right now. In a contrasting cobalt blue jug, their gold color just pops. Bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus) and Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) provide additional blue. White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Daisy Fleabane … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – New Dawn

My ‘New Dawn’ rose is having its best year yet– a tumble of delicate pink blooms cascade down its canes, covering the arbor.   Likewise, my Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana), is peaking this week with dozens of yellow racemes. I … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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In A Vase on Monday – Peonies, Foxgloves

With the advent of our first heat wave of the season, the last of my Peonies are being pushed to their end. I await their blooming all year and their bloom time always seems to go by much too quickly. … Continue reading

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In the Garden – Solstice

Solstice Greetings! On this longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, my gardens are full of many splendid flowers, so I decided to share a random few here with you. Cranesbill Geraniums are great performers in the garden … Continue reading

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