Dear Friends and Gardeners

As way of explanation, Carol from May Dreams Gardens, Mary Ann from Idaho Gardener and I so loved the book, Dear Friend and Gardener, and since I thoroughly enjoyed The 3,000 Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters Between Two Eccentric Gourmet Gardeners, we decided to create our own 1,000...

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Hellebores and Iris reticulata

Heavenly Hellebores

In the late winter or early spring, is there any plant with more ephemeral beauty than the Hellebore? Granted, you have to stand on your head to see some of them, but according to many yoga practices and Martha Stewart, inversion is a good way to refresh the body...

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Land of Surprises

If New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment,” then, today, my garden became  the “Land of Surprises.” This is what greeted me this afternoon after a long morning’s work clearing out the winter weeds in the vegetable garden.  It was so cheerful, so bright that I nearly plunked myself...

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Garden Blogger’s Muse Day: March

March by William Wordsworth “The cock is crowing, The stream is flowing, The small birds twitter, The lake doth glitter, The green field sleeps in the sun; The oldest and youngest Are at work with the strongest; The cattle are grazing, Their heads never raising; There are forty feeding...

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Lessons from across the pond

For the past two weeks, hungry for some summer color, I immersed myself in English garden videos of all sizes and stripes.  One thirty minute episode of A Gardener’s Diary a week is not enough to survive the ups and downs of winter. On Netflix, I ordered  The Art...

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New beginnings for February Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

A collage for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted each month by Carol of May Dreams Garden.  From left to right, top row:  Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise,’ Helleborus ‘Blue Lady,’ Ilex x mondo ‘Little Rascal’ with a lichen covered rock, and a blue pansy; bottom row and middle:  the...

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