A Quilt Garden, Dreaming of Flowers in Winter

I've been saving this post for a couple of months to give us some flowers to see in deep winter.  These pics are from my visit to the NC Arboretum last spring for the Lego Exhibit.  There is so much to do and see there, that you cannot do it all in one post.  One …

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An Interlude on the Veranda

The flowering season continues, and as we head into a holiday weekend, many more blooms have shown their faces. There were several weekend mornings over the past month where I took my study materials out to the veranda on a cool morning with a hot cup of coffee. Quiet and peaceful, birds chirping and enjoying …

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Garden Blooms May

I have had so much to post about that I haven't been able to get back to updating the garden.  The fairies have settled in permanently, and I found another door in the kitchen.  The weather finally has turned warm to stay, so the landscape has turned verdant green.  There are still some flowers in …

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Apple Blossom Tour

The apple tree blossoms are in various stages, some are just blooming, others are done.  We almost waited too late to take a drive out to the apple orchards to get some pictures of the blooms.  They really are beautiful, once again white flowers hold a special place for me.  I just love them. I …

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Early April in the Garden

April is warm, and sunny, and I am really antsy to get into the garden. But, I know better.  The prediction for the next few days is to have overnight lows in the 20s!  The last frost date is still a week away, and I am not going to pick up my annuals until next …

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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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Last of the Garden

The days are not quite so hot, and the nights are definitely getting cooler, so the garden is winding down.  The torenias will continue to bloom well into October, but they are starting to look a little leggy.  The silver pot on the porch below is the amaryllis that rebloomed last winter.  Click on Reblooming …

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Car Club Drive and Mary Alice’s Garden

Saturday was another perfect day to get together with friends and drive these beautiful mountain roads.  We gathered in the parking lot at the new Asheville Outlets. Driving into old Asheville, we encountered tree lined streets with arbor-like avenues. Going up one of the mountains to the east, we stopped to see a beautiful view …

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