Monthly Archives: January 2013

Finding Serenity

I wasn’t looking for it by any means. I just happened to stumble upon it as I searched for other things of horticultural interest that could pique the attention of the Facebook News Feed-hungry viewers. As I lamented over what … Continue reading

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Poppy Pants?

This is a fun post. We are in a Zone 5 winter freeze here but we’ve still got colorful flowers blooming  in our gardens thanks to this whimsical attire worn by niece Katy.  She arrived on Saturday wearing this one-of-a-kind … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is one of my all time favorite sayings.  A while back I wrote about how I had a vision for an old barn structure that made its home in our gardens. Ignoring … Continue reading

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Speak of What You Love

What distinguishes the difference between a good garden speaker and a great garden speaker?  Is it the knowledge the speaker holds on the subject they speak of or in the way they present that knowledge. Public speaking is not something … Continue reading

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January Blues

The holiday bustle is over and the bills start to arrive faster than the brief bloom of a morning glory flower, but I have a different take on “having the blues” because I searched my stash of photos and came … Continue reading

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Wallowing in Willow

The bones of a garden become most apparent in the bleak days of winter.  Brown and gray branching framework of shrubs and trees take on a new, contrasting appearance against the clean snow covered landscape.  It’s here that an innocent … Continue reading

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JOY in the garden

New year,  new word-JOY! Instead of a list of resolutions I’m using one word to carry me through the year. I am planning on finding joy everyday in every way and I am believing that I will succeed. To start … Continue reading

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