March in the Garden

The groundhog predicted an early spring for this year, and the flowers seem to agree.  All around our place the crocuses are popping up and showing their happy faces.  I just love this one, with the variegated purple petals and the intense color stamens. The crocuses are planted around the iris in this bed for …

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January in the Garden

January in the garden is not really very colorful, but here and there we find some things to make us smile.  The geranium didn't know it was winter when it bloomed in December. And it still didn't know in January, as it is still blooming.  I have high hopes of overwintering these again.  They are …

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Late November Garden

There is always something going on in the garden, even in late November when the air is chilly.  We've had several dark and overcast days, lovely rainy days to stay inside to sew or stitch or read.  Then we get brilliantly sunny days that set the colors in the trees to light.  While most of …

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November in the Garden

Autumn color is slow to develop this year, and it will be well into November before we can say we are seeing the peak.  Rain this past week should help some leaves stay on the trees, and freezing temps overnight may bring out some color before they all fall off.  At least I hope so.  …

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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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