Sunday Chat

It is the last Sunday of the month, and Autumn arrived this week with beautifully cool days. The garden is winding down, but I am still harvesting a lot of tomatoes! This was a couple of days worth, with lots of little cherry tomatoes and another Cherokee purple. The hydrangea is covered in dark pink/green …

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September in the Garden

Tomatoes! The garden continues to be the most prolific I've ever had. I am amazed at how well the new location is for them, lots of sun means lots of tomatoes. Clusters of cherry size tomatoes are all over these vines. The Cherokee Purple vine has three fat ones in the process of getting ripe. …

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Sunday Chat

It is Apple Festival weekend, the start of the fall season for me. Although all is still green outside, my heart is ready for colorful leaves, pumpkins, football games, wearing sweaters on cool days, and warm comfort food. This week I was delighted with the cool mornings, and amazingly was able to capture a visiting …

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August in the Garden

Hot and humid has been the norm this month. Usually July is the hottest month of the year here, but it seems like the heat is lasting longer this year. The plants love it though, with lots of flowers both ornamental and on the veggies. My purple petunias continue to provide colorful displays. I saw …

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August in the Garden

Hot days gave way this week to milder temps, which certainly felt better to me. I usually just suffer through August, watching old classic football games to distract me from the heat and looking forward to September. I'm excited about the fair, and a few other things planned for that month. On the veranda, I …

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Sunday Chat

It was a week of flitting from project to project. Somehow my concentration was a bit off. Early mornings were cool, but the days warmed up fast to hot and humid. On the bird feeder this week, a mom cardinal brought her son. You can see he is almost done molting his baby feathers and …

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Sunday Chat with a Lemon Tablescape

Last weekend, we had our neighbors up for a cookout. I had thought to just leave up my July 4th tablescape, but that holiday was over, and it seemed that a summer theme was in order. So I put my blue and yellow table topper back on the table and added a yellow ceramic basket …

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Late June in the Garden

Milder and cooler temperatures moved in this week, making sitting on the veranda a real joy. Recent rains have brought the hydrangea into bloom too. The lime I put on the ground under the plant is helping the blooms toward the purple color I like best. Lots of beautiful blooms are all over this shrub. …

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