A Hush Fell Over the Garden

Yesterday afternoon, I took my iced tea and a cookie out to the garden.  When I opened the back door, I was surprised. Everything was perfectly still. Now, as you all know, I live in the country.  During the week, when the rest of humanity is at work, my...

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Tallgrass Prairie Revealed

Tell me true, have you ever seen anything more beautiful than golden, red, Big Bluestem against a clear blue sky? This morning, after I dropped the red dirt kids off at their respective schools, I swung by Starbucks and armed myself with an extra-hot, soy, chai tea and a...

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Fairy Gardens, Examiner.com and More

I mentioned in a previous post that Iseli Nursery gave us five dwarf conifers to take home.  If you’d like to see what I did with part of mine, please head on over to Oklahoma Examiner.com. I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I now write as the...

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Ready for More Terra Nova Goodness?

I had so many photos and thoughts yesterday that I’ve decided another Terra Nova post is in order.  Cindy from My Corner of Katy’s comment about her bad luck with certain Echinacea cultivars made me think about something Dan Heims said about the orange, yellow, red or peach Echinaceas. ...

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The Gardens and Gifted Imagination of Terra Nova

After Iseli, we boarded our buses for Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, Oregon.  If you’ve ever purchased an unusual Heuchera like ‘Mahogany’ or an Echinacea like ‘Pink Double Delight’ (both favorites in my garden) you’ve probably bought one hybridized by Terra Nova.  While we were there, the botanists/biologists explained...

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Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day–October

“She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last. All the strong things of her heart came out in her body, that had...

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GTS and Sunday Stroll: Iseli Nursery

As it states in its brochure, Iseli Nursery sits at the bottom of Mount Hood in Boring, Oregon.  The views surrounding the nursery are inspiring, and in the clouded light of midday,  the effect was magical.  However, I wish I could bring you “smell-a-vision.”  The scent of pines, cypress,...

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