Late September in the Garden

Late September brings a few last flowers before the garden heads into sleep for the winter.  The geraniums don't seem to know that it is fall, and continue to produce long-lasting pink flowers in abundance. They are such an intense hue, lovely color on the veranda. My purple dahlia has put up another flower stalk, …

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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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Early May in the Garden

The garden is coming alive again, finally!  It seemed like everything just turned green overnight here, but actually the trees really leafed out while we were gone for a week.  Still, the transformation from bare limbs to verdant green means spring is well and truly here. Our driveway down the mountain is glorious, and the …

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Early September Garden and Oklawaha Greenway Walk

It has finally cooled down to a reasonable low 80s during the day, so DH and I can get back to doing some hiking.  This weekend, he wanted to explore the Oklawaha Greenway that runs through Hendersonville.  This isn't hiking, just walking, but it was close and we could get some fresh air and exercise.  …

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Planting for the Veranda

Lots of plants came home with me over the past week, and this past weekend some of them did get planted. I brought home a flat of torenias, 12 purple and 3 yellow. The purple ones go into the hanging pots for the hummingbirds to enjoy.  I did see a hummingbird this week at one …

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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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Fall Veranda

Autumn is my favorite time of year, with the temperature getting cooler, all the color in the trees, and pumpkins.  There is just something about a pumpkin that makes me smile.  I'd love to cover our porch with chrysanthemums, but that might get a little pricy with the size of our porch.   So, I gathered …

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Planting the Pots

I picked up my torenias this morning.  They look hardy and healthy as usual.  It was like a holiday at the garden center with so many flowers and colorful displays.  I've been talking up the torenias around here for years, the hummingbirds love them and I don't have to mess with a feeder.  I even …

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