Category Archives: landscape gardening

~ 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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~ Creating A Garden ~ WPC: Satisfaction ~

There is something very gratifying about nurturing plants and having them thrive.     I feel the same pleasure as the birds I encourage to become residents in my landscape bring their fledges to the feeders and continue to keep … Continue reading

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~ Fledglings ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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