Category Archives: Flowers

Spring Garden 2016

Spring Garden 2016 It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything in my garden journal, and that’s because I’ve been very preoccupied  with a lot of other activities and changes that have occurred in my life these last  9 months.  My son moved out, my old childhood friend, Brenda, moved in, I’ve remodeled the
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Sunflower Pavilion

Sunflower Pavilion   I got the idea for creating a sunflower pavilion from my sister, Pam.  I thought it seemed like a fun idea so I decided to give it a try. I wasn’t going to grow any vegetables this year anyway, so I had the extra space.  Since I wanted to grow even more
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Saving Flower Seeds

Saving Flower Seeds Saving seed from flowers is one of the most enjoyable things I do in my garden.   While so many other activities can be time consuming, tedious, and tiring, gathering seed is actually relaxing and contemplative.  When I talk about activities that are tiring, I’m referring to projects that involve lots of prep
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End of Summer 2014

End of Summer 2014 I never, EVER, thought I would hear myself say that I am glad the summer is ending and fall is on the way.  Even today, September 8, 2014, it’s about 90 degrees outside, and again I will head out into my yard to water for a good hour. What made this
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A Bee Happy Garden

Creating a Bee Happy Garden  A priority for me this year was to grow more plants and flowers that would attract bees to my garden, not only for pollination, but also to provide a safe sanctuary where bees could gather nectar and pollen in an environment that didn’t have any toxins in it.   I think
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Jan’s July & August 2013 Garden Tours

Jan’s July & August 2013 Garden Tours This summer went by really fast!  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the motivation to write anything in my garden journal, but I did manage to get several new projects going and keep up with the daily grind of garden maintenance and watering.  I also took lots of pictures and
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First Video Tour of My Garden Summer 2012

This is my first attempt at posting a video tour of my garden on You Tube.  One of the reasons it’s taken so long to get anything up is because I kept thinking I needed to do it with my video camera and then make sure and edit it to perfection.  I finally realized that
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Tulips and Other Thoughts

Springtime Tulips & Other Thoughts As usual, it’s hard to find time to write about my garden when I only want to spend time in it, especially in April when so much growth and change is occurring.  I’m compelled to be outside whenever possible just to keep up and stay on top of my projects
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Daffodils

My Favorite Spring Flowers Every spring I look forward to seeing my daffodils bloom.  They are the first legitimate sign of spring for me, even though the crocuses bloom before they do and the primroses have been out since January.  Even if the rain continues relentlessly and the snow still layers the ground, the daffodils
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