Land of the Free

And home of the Brave. We celebrated with lots of yard work in the a.m. Look for the evidence in the background of the photo. Now, it’s time to kick back, eat brats, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and corn salad. Ice cream and a red, white &...

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Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day: Daisies

OVER the shoulders and slopes of the dune I saw the white daisies go down to the sea, A host in the sunshine, an army in June, The people God sends us to set our hearts free. The bobolinks rallied them up from the dell, The orioles whistled them...

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The Color Green

I remember reading in a publication somewhere long ago that the most important color in the garden was green. I remember because, at that moment, the brakes in my mind came to a screeching halt, and I thought: What!?! This was early in my horticulture enthusiasm when I only...

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I Thought This Was Funny

Head on over to my friend, Brit’ Girl Sarah’s, website and check out the gasoline (or petrol) sign she saw while in Enid, Oklahoma. I laughed so hard I thought I would . . . . Well, you get the idea. It was funny.

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Red Sky At Night

While thunder rumbled around us (not too close,) and the skies went from cloudy to clear to cloudy again, HH, ASW and I cleared brush on the 6.5 acres of our property other than garden. Many of our trees have an unfortunate growth habit. Their branches grow downward as...

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Serendipity

Serendipity, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, is “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for;” A better definition is unexpected delight. We plan for success. When we want to make the sunny border pop, we choose classic, color combinations like purple and yellow,...

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Ten Daylilies For Ten Dollars

Ten daylilies for ten dollars or less. Each. You didn’t think this was one of those crazy ads at the back of a gardening magazine did you? “Grow luscious peaches on your garden deck for only pennies a day!!! But, wait, wait, there’s more!” No, it’s not that kind...

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