Early Summer Garden

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The Garden is in Transition All of the spring flowers are spent. I took an early morning stroll through the garden. The night before we had a nice thunderstorm - we've entered that season. Most of the gorgeous roses are nearly spent. It's time to clear them away, now, we have the flowers that will show and transition from spring to an early … [Read more...]

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The Roses

Spring Roses

It seems my garden is singing a song of delight this year! I'm not sure the exact combination of just the right events that caused such abundance. Perhaps it's the cooler temps this year, the abundance of rain. Or, perhaps it is that old adage - slow, grow, show. Some of these plants have been establishing themselves - this year they're showing … [Read more...]

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Beautiful Spring

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March Garden Journal 'Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems Ranier Maria Rilke Hooray for Hellebores! While wintry temps linger, the Hellebores brings demure beauty to the garden.  These hardy perennials will bloom early and continue to be beautiful even when producing seeds. Spring began with the … [Read more...]

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The Best of 2014 – Cottage Garden

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Looking Back It is fascinating to be able to look back and to see what we've accomplished in a year's time. On this threshold of a new year, I'm having fun looking back at A Delightsome Life's best posts of 2014. Today, I'm looking at the posts in Cottage Garden: Garden Tour Sharing my friend's beautiful garden came in at number 1. My … [Read more...]

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A Soft Fragrant October Morning

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Fragrant and Lyrical The morning air is light with the fragrance of the flowers and heavy with the song of the birds.A wish has come true! I've had difficulty with plants beneath the dining room window at the brick patio. I get late day sun there and a lot of things have just not worked.  Angels Trumpetting Last year, I planted … [Read more...]

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Mexican Sage

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Beautiful Autumn Blooms   When we first moved to our home, there were several plants we could not identify. I knew we'd have to wait some time to find out just what they were - perhaps a year. That was the case with the Mexican Sage along the front walk of our home.  Autumn Surprise Then in late September I noticed buds on … [Read more...]

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Autumn Equinox

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Red Sky in the Morning   “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." John DonneAs the sun was rising the color of the sky was a dusky pink. Whenever it is like this I think of my Dad. Being a Navy man he often quoted the rhyme, 'red sky in the morning, Sailor take warning...' The rhyme is usually … [Read more...]

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20 Breathtaking Roses {Curated Board for Hometalk}

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20 Breathtaking Roses for Your Garden! My Dear Ones, you know how much I just love roses! It was the La Marne Rose by the front porch of our house that drew my attention when we first looked at our home. So, I was extremely delighted when I was contacted to curate for you a board on roses at Hometalk. I found 20 breathtaking roses for … [Read more...]

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Beautiful Morning

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I love the sounds of the morning. The sounds of the water heating for coffee, Dearest's footfalls upstairs as he prepares for work, the birds singing, and even the silence. Each morning is such a gift - the familiar things and the surprises.  A Cause to Sing This is my big project this week! I'm transforming the dining room. I shared a … [Read more...]

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The June Garden

June Garden Journal

In my June Garden there's a pause. The exuberance of spring bulbs have passed as well as the first flush of roses, Iris, and Peonies. As the summer perennials prepare to bloom, I have a lot of cleaning to do.  I have been unable to tend to a number of garden chores - and it shows. There's a lot of dead-heading, weeding and general … [Read more...]

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