Weekend in the Garden

It was a nice weekend, and time to get some clean up done.  I pick up my torenias next week, and I plan to get some plants for both the garden and the veranda pots.  The azaleas are coming into bloom!  These white ones are my favorite, and are in the front of the house.  …

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Planting from the kitchen

Here in the mountains, our last frost date is in mid-May, yet the weather right now is warm enough to dig in the dirt.  I really enjoy planting things and watching the flowers bloom.  Every year my local garden center plants torenias by the flat for me, and I will pick those up in May.  …

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April at My Carolina Home

Finally, warm weather!!  The trees are taking it to heart and have burst into a perfusion of blooms!!  These are weeping cherry trees on a neighbor's property.  These are 60-80 feet tall with long fronds of blooms. Beautiful, aren't they?  I wish I could capture that shade of pink, it is a pale cherry pink, …

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2014 Ultimate Blog Link Party

Welcome to From My Carolina Home!    I am participating in The Ultimate Blog Party, so this post covers what my blog is all about.   I am a quilter, crafter, sewing enthusiast, wool worker, stamper, gardener, hiker, reader, photographer, and I like to cook.  I am a longtime foodie, with a kitchen full of …

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Early Garden

Walking around outside today in the sunlight, it is about 66 degrees and calm.  It is so quiet, like the season is holding its breath for a moment while the flowers get ready.  A couple have started to show their faces. These are the crocus flowers that were mostly closed and dusted with snow, was …

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A Promise of Spring

As I poured a hot cup of coffee this morning, I opened the shade on the window over the kitchen sink and saw a scene of quiet beauty.  Overnight there had been a light snow, like the world had been dusted with powdered sugar.   This happens several times each winter in our part of the …

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A walk in the forest

I really enjoy hiking and  Saturday it was just too pretty a day to stay inside with temperature in the low 60s and clear skies.  Time to go to DuPont Forest for a nice walk.  We have hiked this area many times in the past, and the trails range from easy to very difficult.  It …

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