Alabama sunset coleus

Ornamental gardens are forgiving

Ornamental gardens are forgiving, and mine has certainly had a lot to forgive this year. The garden’s slump started with my trip to Houston in April for work followed by another trip to England in May with Bill. Great fun, but traveling put me behind the eight ball. Then, I went...

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Eudora Welty House

Visiting Eudora Welty’s House and Garden

Last week, Bill, Claire and I took an epic road trip vacation, and on our way home, we visited Eudora Welty’s house and garden. Our visit was a fluke. It only happened because Carol Michel from May Dreams Gardens noted we were in Jackson, MS. She suggested–nay, insisted–we visit....

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The house at Wisley seen from the far gardens.

Travelogue: RHS Garden Wisley

Good morning campers! Did you think the travelogue was over? Ah, no, it is not. We have many more places to go and things to see. Click on the galleries below to see the photos in a larger format. Today’s garden destination is RHS Garden Wisley in Woking, Surrey, GU23...

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Hibiscus My Valentine grows to 48", but it's still pretty short in my garden.

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: Hot June

Hot and humid are the watchwords for this June Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Daylilies and grasses don’t mind though I do when I go out to weed the garden. The air is so heavy I can hardly breathe. From just deadheading today’s daylilies, I’m soaked in sweat. Deadheading requires...

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Hever Castle as you come in from the parking area.

Travelogue: Hever Castle

In no particular order, our next stop on our England travelogue after Sissinghurst Castle is Hever Castle –pronounced “Heever”–in Edenbridge, Kent. Did you know Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn? Although Boleyn’s life ended badly because she married King Henry VIII, her former home is a fairy-tale castle...

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