Reblooming Amaryllis

Back in December, I repotted both my amaryllis bulbs in the hopes that they would bloom again.  The red one was a gift from my dear mother-in-law in 2013, and it rebloomed every year for four more years, but didn't bloom last year.  I thought repotting it and giving it some food would help.  Plus, …

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January in the Garden

There is still activity in the garden, even in the deep winter.  We don't have the epic snowstorms like the northeast area of the country, but we do have our share of cold.  One of the joys of living in western North Carolina is the almost perfect four seasons, about three months of each.  Not …

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November in the Garden

November is finally getting cooler, more like real autumn weather.  I've been waiting for the right time to plant some bulbs, and finally got the perfect time.  It was a cool day earlier in the month, plus the forecast was for rain for the next several days, so I could be sure all the planted …

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March in the Garden

It is still looking more like spring than winter here, and amazingly the flowers are coming into bloom.  I am so afraid that our Blackberry Winter will nip all these flowers. Blackberry Winter is what we locals call a cold snap, and often a freeze, right when the blackberry bushes begin blooming - usually early …

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Mid-April in the Garden

Yesterday was a very busy day for me with a meeting in the morning, and a bunch of errands to do including picking up my torenias from the garden center, checking out the humane society thrift store, and hitting Pier One's sale.  Of course, while I was there, I had to get a few more …

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October Garden and more visitors

The leaves are still lagging behind in color, but a few places are starting to show the promise of a glorious autumn. This single tree, a maple, behind our house has turned completely red, while the others around it are just biding their time still green. Out front, the redbud tree is starting a golden …

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Re-blooming Amaryllis

Waiting for this amaryllis to bloom again has been a real exercise in patience.  Remember it was January that I showed you the beginning.  Get ready, this post is picture heavy!!  This was early January.  Just a couple of new shoots of leaves coming alive. It took until late February for the bud to show. …

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February 2015 Garden

It has been too warm lately, and my irises decided to wake up and start growing.  Unfortunately, the weekend was going to be 8 degrees with snow! I asked DH to cover them up, and he had the brilliant idea of using clear, plastic, painter's drop cloths with boards to hold down the corners against …

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January 2015 Garden

It is cold outside and not much is happening in the outside garden, but inside, there are new things happening.  The violets apparently like their new bit of soil and feeding, new leaves are appearing. New leaves are shooting up from my sage plant too. I have high hopes for this amaryllis.  My mother in …

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Garden flowers and a walk in the park

Spring finally seems to have arrived, and Easter Sunday was a glorious day, warm and sunny.  My garden is coming a bit more alive, and some of the flowers are still going strong.  Others are beginning to stir.  I am especially impressed with these tulips, still looking good, and the dark purple ones have come …

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