Art, Gardening, Nature, photography

Madison Garden Tour Weekend Part 2

Day two; we loved the use of native perennials in the first garden. Also, they trained a pear tree flat on the garage. (Espalier or Cruciatus Curse?) See the next photo or description for the sight impaired. I saw meadow rue in several of the yards and have decided it will be an important native […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Madison Garden Tour Weekend Part I

We’ve had fabulous weather for a change (21C) and I spent the majority of the weekend outdoors. Eagle, our tween, was with me on three of the four garden days. They took mounds of photos. I’ll cull them to show you the two best from each. I was allowed to use my camera a couple […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of the Day: Combo Poppy

We have volunteer poppies in the vegetable beds. I encourage my weeding helper to let them live because a special variation evolved: white and red poppies. They turn up almost every year. I’m thrilled to see their cheery petals this summer. See Debbie and Friends’ great photos at Six Word Saturday #6WS #SixWordSaturday Cee what nature […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of Today: Black Eyed Susan

I haven’t memorized many Latin names of flowers, but this one I find funny since it sounds like my name with an adjective flourish, Rudbeckia. See Debbie and Friends’ great photos at Six Word Saturday #6WS #SixWordSaturday Cee what nature photographers are up to. What could be cheerier than Cee’s Flower of the Day? #FOTD ¡Olé! […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

5 June Flowers at their Peak

The garden always gallops away from me in June. March I have the heady illusion that I can keep the weeds at bay. By summer, the truth is out. The weeds have won. Again. I shrug. I’ll selectively show you the flowers I love. These perennials are not natives to North America, but I treasure […]

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