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July Daylily Party

July Daylily Party

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 | 0 comments

  Daylilies, botanically known as hemerocallis, fill my July gardens with color and joy. The back gardens have a good twenty different varieties that bloom mid-summer. All the joyful colors make a happy garden.  And, it’s not only the daylilies in bloom, but the hostas as well. Plus, you’ll notice the blue ballon flowers adding to the...

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Gardens — antidotes to the news

Gardens — antidotes to the news

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 1 comment

The garden is always there. You break your arm–struggle to keep up with work.  But the garden is always there.   The headlines here still speak of the Boston Marathon bombings, a broken Congress, terrible hurricanes in the Midwest, floods, and general mayhem. Those thoughts whirling in my head–I realized I needed to take time to be...

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Leaf Musings and Foliage Combinations

Leaf Musings and Foliage Combinations

Posted on May 18, 2013 | 1 comment

                            I think a lot about leaves.  Even if I wasn’t a landscape designer, I would still think a lot about leaves. Guess that makes me a leaf lover!  This spring, I enjoyed the progressing tapestry of new leaves in the woodland just outside my window. I really...

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Spring says Hello in Yellow

Spring says Hello in Yellow

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 | 2 comments

Here in the Northeast we were visited by another snow storm bringing our total since early February around 100 inches! Ninety something inches more than last year. But who’s counting? The news reports individuals who are angry with the Groundhog. Remember, this year the Groundhog predicted an early spring. Who can you trust? This morning ‘s icy...

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Enchanted by a Fleeting View

Enchanted by a Fleeting View

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | 3 comments

Darkness accompanied me as I trod downstairs to make my daily latte. A bit later, I climbed the day-lit stairs, and I was awestruck by the view created by last night’s snowfall.  I marveled at myself because I thought I was tired of looking at snow. Yet there I was– captured by the beauty outside my windows. Enchanted, I savored the subtle...

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