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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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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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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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The Tuesday View April 25

The grass is greening up and the perennials are growing in my mixed bed in the back yard. The giant alliums are leaping out of the ground, while the daylilies are not far behind. Lamb’s ears, iris, veronica and astilbe … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View March 21

Just wanted to show why I’m still not posting any spring flower photos. As you can see, it’ll be a while yet. With a nod to Cathy at Words and Herbs, who hosts a weekly meme of photos taken of the same … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Last Dregs

Most of the foliage in my garden has succumbed to repeated frosts, but a few things hang on. As I went out to gather these, a cold, gusty wind was swirling snow flurries all around. Winter is right around the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Wild Things

  Though my garden is finished, I picked these wild goldenrod flowers (Solidago sp.) on a walk last week. Nearby was a delightfully-curled, dried stalk of grass, which I tucked into an old bottle. Simple things can be so pleasing, even … Continue reading

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