Category Archives: Gardening

Trespassers still

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Who me?

Sandy asked, “Who’s eating all the leaves off my cucumber vine?” She also asked, “Who keeps digging holes in my fairy garden?” That’s the Carolina Wren, owner of both the porch and the space under the porch. His call seems … Continue reading

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Bad weather coming

But magnolias April 6th: Magnolias April 10th: (Their petals were almost all on the ground after the rainfall April 15th.)

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First full day of spring

 

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Hellebore

I’ve seen hellebores blooming even in the dead of winter, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a wide-open bloom.

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St David’s Day

Sandy surprised me with this first daffodil — I’d said none were out yet.

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Waiting for spring

The ground’s littered with those prickly seed pods from the sweetgum trees, but the magnolia buds are swelling, and today we spotted our first crocus!

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A few summer flowers

In July, some from the garden, some from the roadside: Tall Phlox, Cornflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Mimosa, Queen Anne’s Lace, Rose of Sharon, Smooth Sumac

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The new patio

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Still waiting for bluebirds

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