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Lily Love

This time of the Summer makes the lilies come alive.  No words needed.  Just enjoy these beauties from my garden like I do.   These two are similar in color, but so different in size.  The ones on the left are average -sized Stella D’Oro Daylillies.  The ones on the right are huge! See? Bigger than… Read more »

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Cup Plant

One of the interesting plants I have in my gardens is my Cup Plant. My Aunt Loreen gave it to me from her plant at her home in NJ. I love this plant for many reasons, and the fact that it came from auntie makes it all that more special. I love how this plant… Read more »

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Veggie Garden

So far, so good! The veggie garden is really doing well!  I think it thrives on all the attention it gets.  I really cram way too much into such a small space, so it will be interesting to see what I actually get out of it for edibles.  I give all the veggies lots of… Read more »

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The Unwanted Visitors

While checking out the garden today, I found this cute little guy on one of my fennel plants. “How pretty” you might be saying.  Well, yes, you’re right.  Kudos to God once again for creating something so beautiful and interesting. However, upon closer inspection, I found EIGHT of these cute little guys on my fennel… Read more »

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Succulents & Sedums

I’ve been having a lot of fun with succulents this year, and now have quite a variety.  I also have quite a few different sedums.   These types of plants do very well in full sun, and need little water or attention.  They thrive on my back rock garden. These groups are related, but not… Read more »

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Garden Ponderings

Yes, I have a LOT of gardens on my property, and YES, I spend a LOT of time trying to care for them.  So you might think I’m a good gardener, but really, I’m just winging it.  I have some failures mixed in with all the successes. There are so many mysteries in the gardens,… Read more »

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Return of the Giant Allium

Once upon a time, I splurged on eight Giant Allium bulbs. In the Fall of 2005, I spent $4.50 a piece for these. I planted them in my front garden and in the Spring of 2006, I was rewarded with spectacular tall purple globes! I adored them and the stunning effect they had in my… Read more »

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Garden Tour

It’s amazing how much things change in the garden in a week.  Actually, sometimes the big changes happen just overnight.  Earlier in the week, with our first day of sunshine, I actually witnessed changes in the matter of a few hours as I watched my bean patch go from dirt to a few sprouts popping… Read more »

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Fairies Welcome

We have been planning, dreaming and scheming about a blank section of our garden for months now.  Well, it wasn’t originally blank, but we didn’t like the overgrown plants that had taken over this section, so we had them all yanked out, leaving us a blank canvas to work with. We decided to put a… Read more »

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Garden Tour

    It’s been three weeks since my last virtual garden tour.    The gardens are really starting to look beautiful.   Not only have WE been really busy working to get the gardens ready for Summer enjoyment, but Mother Nature certainly has been busy too.  Take a look . . . The Japonica is all… Read more »