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Winding Down

Winding Down

April, 2021 is winding down. These photos will be just a gentle reminder of what this time and season came to be in the yard. There are three iris pictures here. They are just a few of the ones that I went and dug up in my ugly shoes. So, after a three-year wait,...

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April Surprise, 2021

Petunias. Took a short stroll around the yard today and discovered flowers which I did NOT plant, blooming in random places. These petunias have beautiful veins and may not last long. It's always a thrill to watch this place we call "home" come alive every year. The...

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Dear Aunt Milly – March 2021

The daffodils are up, the forsythia is barely yellow as the new green leaves rush forward to embrace the warmer weather. My peach tree has several blooms and the battle begins anew. The deer and the frost have eaten or killed every chance I've had for three years to...

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The Faces of Fall

The Faces of Fall

November 01, 2018 arrived with warm weather and leaves me with the promise that frosty mornings will soon be the norm. My dogwood trees have transitioned very slowly from a vibrant green into a deep red.  If wine came from dogwood trees, this might be the color. An...

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Waiting For Cooler Weather

Waiting For Cooler Weather

October 2018 slides in with the promise of more and more heat. It's supposed to mean cooler weather and shorter days, but 91 degrees is NOT cooler. (sigh) What happened?  The leaves on the poplar trees are fading into a lemon-yellow and the dogwoods stand ready to...

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Fall is in The Air

Fall is in The Air

August 2018 has evaporated before my eyes. September has arrived like a child playing hide 'n seek. The cooler temperatures are hiding and I am seeking relief from the heat. Seems everywhere I go there are reminders of the coming Fall season. Who knew there were so...

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Iris and More Iris

Iris and More Iris

May 01, 2018  ~  Tuesday This wandering gardener visited a place today that looked like an iris farm. I've never seen so many irises, not even in a large greenhouse. It was my pleasure to ride shotgun in the Kabota with a delightful lady named Minnie. She and her...

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Verdin’s Too

Verdin’s Too

Have you ever seen a black Petunia?  I found this one this Spring at Verdin's Too in Laurens. It's name is "Black Mamba" and it looks like living velvet. This particular specimen will be a gift for a friend. My plan is to buy another one for myself; hoping to garner...

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