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The Tuesday View August 8

A somewhat grainy view of the garden from the upstairs window shows more of the back of the garden, usually hidden from my usual viewpoint from the deck. Along the back left, vigorous Morning Glory (Ipomoea ‘Heavenly Blue’) vines, which I … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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The Tuesday View August 1

The garden is in its prime season and we’re getting much pleasure looking down upon it from the deck where we take all our meals when the weather permits. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) are flowering abundantly, attracting many different bees and … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View July 18

The garden progresses quickly and it feels like summer is flying by. This garden is heading into its prime season, so the next month will be delightful for viewing. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) have started flowering, attracting fritillary butterflies and a single … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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The Tuesday View June 27

The main garden progresses, filling in abundantly. A magnet for Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, Carolina lupine (Thermopsis villosa) is standing tall. Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) and Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) all together present a yellow palate and Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina) blossoms in front give bees plenty of forage. Other things … Continue reading

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Planting for Pollinators

As this is Pollinator Week (June 19-25), let’s think about planting for pollinators. Gardening to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, which are drawn to nectar and pollen-rich flowers, adds activity, sound and beauty to our garden. But more importantly, it … Continue reading

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