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Mother Nature’s Blessings, Burdens and Blunders

Fall came late to us here in southern Vermont, and even though we had a few light frosts in late September, we didn’t have a hard freeze until mid-October.  As a result, the gardens continued to provide us with loads of color far later than normal. Some of our Tesselaar Plants friends and testers from […]

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Sunflower bloom – NEAR!

August 2012 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

 Here they are: My Flower Carpet roses (Flower Carpet Amber) – near and far. And that’s the theme for my August 2012 Garden Blogger’s Bloom day: “Near and Far.” (Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, the brainchild of Carol Michel of May Dreams Gardens, occurs on the 15th of each month, when gardeners post images of what’s […]

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Blue dragonfly on Bluestorm agapanthus foliage (matches the flower…nicely done!)

Cool bug, butterfly pics from the garden

I’ve never been good at taking close-up pics of bugs, butterflies or birds in my garden. They always fly away before I snap a feeble shot with my iPhone. Or, if I do get close enough, the image gets fuzzy. Yes, I s’pose I should get one of those big, fancy SLR cameras (whatever “SLR” […]

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Tropicanna® cannas are king at Graceland!

Having made a recent pilgrimage (well, pilgrimage for me), I thought I would share the experience – especially since to my surprise, I found a previously unknown association between one of our star plants and the brightest star of all. See if you can guess where I was – though it shouldn’t be too hard … Put […]

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