Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, December: This is it.

With a low this morning of 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and a projected high of 18F, this is all I’ve got.  Three of these little plants grow in my sunny, bathroom window.  The one, above, which I call holiday cactus, Schlumbergera sp., starts blooming around Thanksgiving.  The coral one, which...

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What I’m Reading Now.

Two days ago, thunderstorms with intense lightning knocked me offline.  Yesterday, sleet and light snow pelted our state, but the earth’s warm temperatures melted all, leaving tan grass behind.  Since this morning’s temp was a bone chilling nineteen degrees F., I decided to stay inside and share some of...

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Bulbs Squared

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how I hate your lights. I hate them when they tangle.  I hate them when they lie dead. Oh Christmas, oh Christmas tree, how I hate your lights. The tree is up, and once I changed all these bulbs, it is shining bright,...

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Perspective

According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, defined as: 1. the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye ; specifically representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give...

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Grateful

This weekend is an opportunity for me to remember that for which I am grateful.  We ate with HH’s enormous family yesterday, and my small one comes over this Sunday.  I’ll get to have dressing then because I’m preparing much of the meal, and it will be gluten and...

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Roses, Roses and More Roses

With this post, I hope to clarify a couple of things.  Although I said I grow ninety roses, I don’t own ninety different varieties, although it may be close. Several commenters requested more photos of my roses within the landscape.  Before RDR, I didn’t take many photos of Rosehaven. ...

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Falling in Love Again

This month, at Gardening Gone Wild, the subject is roses. Roses, those beauties of the herbaceous garden, those thorny queens with special needs.  Some roses are like pampered celebrities.  In the catalogs, they splash their pretty faces across the glossy pages promising so much and yet, once carefully planted,...

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