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... the place where — just for a little while — one can enter the tiny world of faeries and enchanted gardens.
Seasons #7 – Strolling the Side Border

Seasons #7 – Strolling the Side Border

This path and it’s borders have not been here very long, and we are glad to see them begin to fill out and blossum. Other posts have detailed how this garden has evolved. Each time we thought it was “settled”, something happened and we had to start over again. This...

Seasons #6 – Beauty Blooms in the Garden

Seasons #6 – Beauty Blooms in the Garden

Our back garden mid season border is, to my mind, a place of beauty—it is lily season, both lilies and day lilies. They bloom abundantly, and excite the senses of gardeners and non gardeners alike. They are the stars of their own show, making a garden walk a joyous...

Seasons #5 – Lemons to Lemonade—Again

Seasons #5 – Lemons to Lemonade—Again

When I began this blog again, one of my earlier posts was entitled Lemons to Lemonade. I talked about an unavoidable situation that we were able to turn into something special. This is another unhappy situation that we have been faced with. The arbor in our front yard...

Seasons #4 – Tackling Problems

Seasons #4 – Tackling Problems

I mentioned before that our back yard is a work in progress. We have had it graded and sloped away from our house, then we put in a retaining wall. We amended the soil every time we planted bushes or flowers. It has taken several years but we are finally beginning to...

Seasons #3 – Change Needed

Seasons #3 – Change Needed

The Bible says "to everything there is a season—a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted—“, and in the case of these trees, that was certainly true. We are at the end of a cul de sac, on the side of a hill, and the wind really roars up the hill...

Seasons #2 – Early Season Planters

Seasons #2 – Early Season Planters

We only have three planters filled so far this year. It has been a rather tumultuous year for us, to this point, and we are just glad we were able to get done all that we did. As usual, I have a lot more that I want to do, so we will see.I mentioned in my container...

Seasons #1 – Transitions

Seasons #1 – Transitions

Spring transitions into summer in May here, sometimes early May and sometimes later in May, and it is just a delightful season. Spring blooming flowers are still in evidence, depending on variety. And early summer flowers are just beginning--for the best of both...

Early Bloomers

Early Bloomers

Our backyard was a hard fought victory. We had to contend with impervious red clay soil, all that was left after the builders scraped all the top soil off. Not only that, but they left a slope that slanted toward our house. There was literally nothing in our backyard...

Spring Is Finally Here!

Spring Is Finally Here!

Spring is finally here! It seemed like this was going to be the year with NO spring. I remember a year when my mom told me Michigan had virtually no summer. That was the gloomy thought that entered my mind about this spring. But Joy! It happened! So I thought I would...