Hydrangeas in your Cottage Garden

One of the most beautiful flowering shrubs that can be found throughout rural and urban gardens from the south to the north is the Hydrangea. If you want carefree shrubs that bring delight and beauty - you want Hydrangeas in your cottage garden. This year, the Hydrangeas in the Eastern garden are blooming profusely, much to my delight. One of … [Read more...]

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For the Love of Lavender

Visiting a Lavender Farm and Festival in Central Georgia -  For the LOVE of Lavender   It was happenstance. I was finishing off a day at work; I made a phone call to a wholesale florist I knew seeking lavender. My friend overheard me and said there was a Lavender farm nearby and not only that but there would be a Lavender Festival … [Read more...]

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Early Summer Garden

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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Beautiful Morning

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

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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Lavender and Summertime

Quotes and Tea   I love having a framed chalkboard in my kitchen and I love finding quotes to write seasonally...there's so much scope for the imagination to share! I chose this quote by Charles Bowden ...it reflects the vibrancy of all things summer. There are several I could have used “I almost wish we were butterflies and … [Read more...]

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Surrounded by Roses in My Garden

“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.” L. M. Montgomery  Roses in my Garden I feel so blessed with all of the roses in my garden. When we first looked at our house, it was this large La Marne that drew my heart. I knew we were home. A couple smaller La Marne are … [Read more...]

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Last Days of Summer…

In the Garden Passing the window at the landing of the stairs, I noticed this butterfly happily doing its dance on the Butterfly bush. The Last Days of Summer... I am easily distracted by butterflies. Forgetting what I was about to do, I picked up my camera to get as close as possible to this butterfly to capture its beauty. This … [Read more...]

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Summer’s Surprise and…

Dearest's New/Old Love As if  by magic, stalks appear mid-summer in my garden. These stalks are topped with deep pink buds that begin to separate and as they open, their color changes to a lovely, translucent pink. The dramatic appearance of these lovely ladies, I think have leant reason to some of its names: Resurrection Lily, Naked … [Read more...]

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Sweet Pink and White Roses

I have enjoyed my sweet pink and white roses. I thought it might be lovely to take a few pictures of them with pink and white teacups. I set within some of these images quotes. I have made the above picture my desktop image. the soft white roses next to the creamy white teacups to me seem so gentle. the pink roses are enhanced by the pink … [Read more...]

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