Category Archives: landscape 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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~ 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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~ Resource ~ WPC: Repurpose ~

A few years ago I resurrected the storage shed enough to call it the cottage! This spring it was overdue for a facelift. I looked around at potential replacements,  but decided to use some old cedar fence-boards I’d saved — … Continue reading

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~ In A Vase On Monday ~ Smoky Rose ~

My roses are still blooming and this Rosa ‘Double Delight’ seemed a nice feature for today’s vase. I liked the creamy color of the Hebe ‘Variegata’ as an accent in a crystal vase — my favorite for holding stems upright. Smoke … Continue reading

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~ Angular Circle ~ WPC: Corner ~

As I sat by my pond yesterday afternoon, the sunlight streaming through this spider’s web  in the corner, caught my eye. What an appropriate response to this week’s photo challenge I thought, as I ran inside to get my Panasonic! … Continue reading

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~ Summer Smiles ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

Black-eyed Susan, Cone Flower and Hydrangea are the dominant eye-catchers in my garden today. Today’s arrangement is presented in a ceramic teapot I found second-hand.   Summer is hitting us like a sledge hammer this week, so my front yard … Continue reading

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