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Random Shots

A few garden shots     Coleus and hosta are doing well.  Impatients are too, until the chickens drop by for a snack   It is fig and blackberry time.   Chicken dinner: fresh mozzarella and arugula on a bed of rice and cracked grain.  Why does this sound like a salad from a snooty …

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Elephant Ears

  I think about 6 years ago I managed to get hold of 3 Elephant Ear bulbs.    I like Elephant Ears.  They are a bit of work but make such showy plants.  At the end of each summer I dig the bulbs, divide them, store them for the winter and then during the best …

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The garden in June

  Since I won’t have a garden next year I am trying to enjoy this one to the fullest.  Sitting out each night (when it isn’t raining!)  looking at it and having a glass of wine while I do.  I realized that I didn’t have to buy as many plants this year as I have …

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Butterfly Bush

  This is the third year that many of the bushes in my garden have been in the ground.  And as I have written, we have had lots of rain this year.  The Butterfly Bush just could not let the Bottle Brush outshine it.   The Butterfly Bush patiently waited for the Bottle Brush to finish.  …

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That time of year

  Spring is starting early here.  And as I write this I know that it could all horribly backfire and cold nights and days could still plague us.  But judging from all the bird song that I hear in my garden, Spring is starting. The early daffs are opening The pansies look good The hydrangeas …

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End of summer garden pics

  It’s been a long time since I posted any pictures of the garden.  I just know you have missed seeing it. My crape myrtle had a lot of blooms but it is just not as full and leafy as I would like.  Of course that might be… because the butterfly bush right next to …

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MISSING from the garden in July

  Just as June ended and we were leaving for a week to go to France it turned unseasonably HOT!  Mid to high 90s everyday.  For here that is hot.  And it also stopped raining which is normal.  So I sold my soul by offering to Lekka and Costantino that I would look after their …

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The Garden, Spring 2015

  I am very lucky that the folks that we rent from allow me to use a bit of the yard to make a garden in.  I love my garden.  As soon as weather permits I sit in it in the morning and drink my glass of tea.  In the evening, I sit in it …

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First Spring Looks in the Garden

  You knew I would be writing about my garden.  It is looking pretty good.   There is always some damage from the chickens scratching around.  I have started turning the hose on them and I think they are getting the message. My hydrangeas are coming back and look very good.  The chilly weather the …

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