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Mellow August Garden

Mellow August Garden

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 | 1 comment

It’s August and the mid- season daylily party is over. Sitting in my shady retreat on the chaise on the patio I built under the deck, I’m enjoying the mellow August garden. A few of the late blooming hemerocallis varieties still contribute to the color, but the riot has ended. Stems have been clipped and composted, and a quieter but still...

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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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