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Southern Mid Summer

Southern Mid Summer

Southern Mid Summer Summer in the south can be delightful, but very hot most times. So when we find bushes and plants that can take the heat, we snatch them up! The plants in these photos of our front yard are tried and true southern performers who, when established,...
Seasons #7 – Strolling the Side Border

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...
Seasons #6 – Beauty Blooms in the Garden

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...
Seasons #5 – Lemons to Lemonade—Again

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...
Seasons #4 – Tackling Problems

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...