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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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Blossom: Papaver orientale

via Daily Prompt: Blossom

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Wordless Wednesday

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Silent Sunday

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Hail!

While it could be worse, a gardener never likes to see hail in the garden once the plants have leafed out. 😦

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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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