Category Archives: theme gardens

Garden treasures

I have a weakness for ornaments in the garden. Call them what you like–ornaments, treasures, decorations, junk. I try really hard not to overdo it, because I know if you go too far it just looks junky.  In fact, I may … Continue reading

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A replacement Hedwig

Yes, I know it sounds odd. But my Hedwig was wearing out. Ok, so I’ll start over. It was my birthday last week, and my family gave me a couple of beautiful garden ornaments.  A really pretty glass rain gauge, … Continue reading

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Zinnia trials

I was out taking a stroll around the yard last night and checking on all my babies—they are all doing so well!  The yard just seems like a riot of color right now with all the tiger lilies and false … Continue reading

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Garden whimsy

As someone who never takes much in life terribly seriously, I love a bit of whimsy in the garden.  The Harry Potter garden, the Star Wars irises in the bird bath garden. . . my list goes on.  I also … Continue reading

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By any other name

Do you name your gardens?  Personally, I’ve always thought it seems sort affected, like naming your house.  (I apologize if your house has a name.  No offense.) But our gardens always end up having names, simply because we have so … Continue reading

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Mystery herb

Do you ever see something coming up in your gardens in the spring and think, “What in the world IS that?  Did I plant that?”  I’m embarrassed to admit how often this happens to me.  (I guess that’s probably a … Continue reading

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The (un)cutting garden

I have a cutting garden. . . it was one of the first gardens I planted as the gardening fever hit me just over a decade ago. It was a brilliant idea, I thought—it’s placed on the south side of … Continue reading

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Iris update

I know, it’s probably a bit soon for another iris posting, but when I got home from work last night my “Merlot” iris was blooming and it is SO beautiful I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it to post … Continue reading

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Iris Fever

I have to admit I was never wild about irises. . . those old-fashioned ones that seemed to always look sort of ratty the second the blooms started to decline. . . I’ve seen them around ever since I was … Continue reading

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Flower confessions

Ok. . . so, I freely admitted awhile back that I have a Harry Potter garden.  The height of nerd-dom, you probably thought at the time.  Flower confessions time. A few years ago I was browsing through the Schreiner’s iris … Continue reading

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