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

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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Gardening, Nature, photography

The Vinka Has Got Us Covered

We had a snowy winter and the vinka is looking happy this spring. Here is today’s Bright Square: What’s your favorite plant of the season? Looking for an article that is more in-depth? Check out the Start Here section. Gracias for visiting Fake Flamenco. ¡Olé! –Rebecca See out Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Daffodil with a Dramatic Entrance

This is a flower with carefully painted features, or so it seems. He’s the final daffodil in a month long parade. Bright Squares #23 Botanists think this may be the variety that was featured in the Greek myth of Narcissus. He fell in love with the reflection of himself, then the gods changed him into […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

1 Bright Day, With Daffodils

Do you remember pinwheels? It seems ages since I’ve seen one. I remember it’s a fun toy that needs no batteries. The person who developed these pinwheel narcissus deserves an award for ingenuity. Bulbs are like friends, they’re a gift to give yourself. Dig, plant, cover, and enjoy next spring. Okay, that doesn’t work with […]

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