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September Frolic in a Southern Garden

It’s playtime in our garden in September. Happy recess between hot and cold seasons. Plants are putting a finish on blooms and berries. Bees and butterflies follow the sun, attend progressive end-of-the-season nectar parties. Birds buzz, chirp, chip, while they … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summer Garden

By the time August arrives here in the south the fresh-faced blooms of early summer are gone. Hydrangea blossoms begin to look like old lace and daylily scapes turn to disposable, dried-up stalks (unless a gardener refuses to deprive dragonflies … Continue reading

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Daylily Amnesia

Wasn’t the daylily bloom spectacular this spring? Daylilies danced all over the garden. Some we greeted joyfully as old friends come back for a visit. Some we welcomed as prodigals gone awol for a time. Others were, what can I … Continue reading

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Plight of a Pickle Pail

I’m just a lowly pickle pail done-in Ain’t never had no steady kissin’ kin I toil so hard In your weedy yard Oh what I’d give for a swig of gin. Today you see a pickle pail hard workin’ But … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Weather

It’s the middle of March and they are bickering in the heavens again. Move out, you Old Goat, you’re done, finished. Old goat, eh! I’ll show you. Want a blast of wind chill? And some crusty barbs of ice? You—you—you … Continue reading

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Special For Camellia Lovers

Only camellia lovers can understand how a Gang of Eight could capture our hearts so completely that we created a special place for them in our garden twenty-five years ago. Then, capitalizing on our soft spots, they managed to wheedle … Continue reading

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The Whiny Gardener

Caution: Viewer discretion advised. Pictures are not pretty. Every year it’s the same. I spend the month of February whining. Plants should be up and coming on February 1st. We’re in the south. It’s 40 degrees today! Spring should be … Continue reading

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