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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June in the Garden

The floral show continues in June with daylilies and more coming along. I am delighted with these snapdragons, so many pretty colors and such a profusion of blooms. Medium pink above, and the lighter pink below are side by side. The yellow ones behind are coming into bloom too. Of course, I love the purity …

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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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September in the Garden

Late summer blooms can still be seen even with the garden winding down in the summer heat.  This gorgeous dahlia bloomed recently, heralding the colors of fall right around the corner. I still have cherry tomatoes on the vine, taking their time to ripen in the sun. I planted an avocado seed and have a …

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July in the Garden

Languid and hot days alternate with rainy afternoons now that summer is in full swing here.  July is our hottest month of the year and it has been days of above average temperatures for us.  I do not like summer heat, especially when it is humid too, so it is indoor activities for me most …

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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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Late July in the Garden

Cool temperatures last week made sitting on the veranda a daily ritual in the morning and evening. More flowers are blooming and the landscape changes almost daily.  The camera was at the ready as pollinators made some appearances on the flowers, like this little guy on one of the geranium blooms.  I think it is …

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June in the Garden

Flowers are blooming in the garden as the floral show continues in June.  We have such a nice growing season here with flowers coming out week after week.  Let's take a stroll around our place, beginning in the flower beds out front where one of the asters has bloomed.   I think the other one is …

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September in the Garden

The growing season is fairly long here in western North Carolina, and even more things are blooming now.  It is the last of summer, with some bloomers hanging on, and new ones coming out.  On the veranda, about half the pots still have something blooming. These yellow bidens just keep coming. My pink geranium gave …

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