Monthly Archives: May 2009

And So It Goes

Weather-wise, winter and spring kept changing places and now all of a sudden the bulbous Asiatic lilies are blooming. What a joy to find this lovely lily waiting in the garden this morning. Its name escapes me, but it is … Continue reading

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Biltmore, Orton, and Brookgreen Gardens

Roses and hostas are featured at a North Carolina rest stop garden. I have visited Biltmore several times but it is always a treat whenever one visits. It was time for roses, mountain laurel, and rhododendrons while we were there. … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Overgrown against the house, this rhodie is destined to be moved. I wasn’t so successful in moving a similar one. It’s alive but just a remnant of itself. Not exactly what I intended. I realize now, I should have … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

As I am writing this post, the thunder is rumbling and I can hear the rain. Let it rain, I got some things planted yesterday, the one blue sky day of the recent Tennessee monsoon season. 🙂 Sigh! At least … Continue reading

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Green Ones Gold Ones Blue Ones/Hosta ‘Powder Blue’ Variegated Ones Splotched Ones Edged Ones/Hosta ‘Sagae’ A Little Artemesia And Lamb’s Ear A Few Ferns It is strawberry time in Tennessee. These were purchased from a roadside truck farmer who picked … Continue reading

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My Lucky Day

I found quite a sale at my local Lowes in a special area of the parking lot. All the perennials you can load on a flatbed cart for $5. I got three flats of quart size Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’ … Continue reading

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I Love Trees

and in spring, my favorite color is green. Before Rain Tree Facts: “In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.”—Dr. … Continue reading

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