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September Renaissance

Unbidden Garden Pleasures It never fails to surprise. Come September I fall in love with my garden again. Spring is always first love, probably is for most gardeners, new and tender, impatient, welcome after a raw winter. Then sun-dried summers … Continue reading

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Top Ten Secrets for Tidying Tree Trash after a Big Storm*

Caution: This is Not a How-To Manual (You have to figure that out for yourself) We don’t want to brag or anything, but with all the tropical storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, lightning strikes and hurricanes that have passed over us … Continue reading

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Hot August Daze

Spawns a Limerick Craze It’s five o’clock on a Friday in August At last, the mowers have quit for the day Silence invites Though we love noisy nights When crickets tune fiddles and play. It’s just past high noon on … Continue reading

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Right Plant Right Place

Or, The Great Garden Ponzi Scheme Hey, the Sad Sack Rack in the Big Box Garden Store had bunches of plants on sale today. Is that good news or bad news? Good, of course. But I only found one plant … Continue reading

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Our Southern Crepe Myrtle

Glory of Summer We bought her in Spring 1987 from the hardware store, a landmark in town with dark old floors that should have creaked but didn’t and dark walls with wooden cubbies that held all kinds of delicious hardware … Continue reading

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Madcap May

A Funky Mix of Heat, Drought, Fuzzy Bills, and Pollen In April, Rain turned our garden into a water park. In May, Rain elected to play hooky. Old Man Sun happily covered for his playmate, and temperatures ran up the … Continue reading

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The Great Azalea Blowout of 2019

A Big Welcome to a Banner Spring! This sounds like a car dealer’s come-on. But I can’t help it. We’ve gone from soaky  sloshy  soggy to splashy spectacular in just a couple of months. How wet was it? It was … Continue reading

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Spring Always Catches Me in My Pajamas

Is that you, Spring, Knocking at my Door. . .Already? Could you come back another day, give me a chance to comb my hair? Maybe set a spell, have a glass of tea. . .. Never fails, I spend the … Continue reading

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Truly a Heron’s Garden

Or, Hold those Fireworks! (Note: Except for one photo of “our” heron,  pictures of herons in this post are from the internet.) In the beginning we did not understand that the herons had first ownership. We accepted the great blues … Continue reading

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The Frayed Waistcoats of Winter

A white sky steals color. In still air, the wet mists of winter take advantage of a sun that’s gone missing for several days and settle down for a spell, polishing leaves that are already forgotten. They erase distance and … Continue reading

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