Category Archives: Gardening

~ Winter Garden Joys ~ WPC: Tour Guide ~

On a warm 59f (15c) afternoon this week my back yard beckoned. While raking up branches and fir cones, I found some little lovelies offering color along the way. Many primroses have been blooming all winter. These white ones look … Continue reading

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~ Savory Herbs ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

On Thanksgiving day (USA) I gather with my family around food to share memories, and make new ones.   Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Savory seasonings for the feast, plucked from my gardens and served in a small pottery vase. Inspiration … Continue reading

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~ Good Morning! ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Today’s vase features Nandina berries that are beginning to turn from orange to red, with lace-leaf maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum) and Forsythia branches, and Korean feather grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha). The vase is a lovely pottery one given to me by … Continue reading

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~ Porcelain Berry Vine ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

A third day of sunshine, with a week of rain in the forecast inspired me to assemble this unruly posy of Aster, the last of my Rudbeckia, with the lovely fruits of Variegated Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata – ‘Elegans’). The … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Roses and Asters in a ceramic stein made in Belgium. Dad shipped a pitcher and four steins to Mom when he was serving in Europe during WWII. The rain started falling Sunday morning and the scent of Autumn is in … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Roses seem to be the last of the lovelies blooming now.  Once again they are served up in the crystal vase with Hebe ‘variegata’ as background. Rudbeckia is fading and Echinacea heads are drying — ready for migrating finches to … Continue reading

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~ Anticipation ~ WPC: Waiting ~

Gardening is an act of faith –we plant, tend, nurture and believe.   Then we wait…   …and we water, tend, inspect and wait some more!   Waiting  

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