First Hard Frost

We had our first hard frost on the 17th; a low of 31 degrees.  It was cold enough to ensure that the dahlias, coleus, cannas, and other tender perennials were done for the season. I awoke to a world dusted in white and came home after work to blackened foliage throughout the garden. The first... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Plants for September

Thanks again to Chloris at the Blooming Garden for hosting the "Top Ten" again this month.  Below are my top ten (in no particular order really) from the mid-September garden.  I'll try to throw in a few non-Dahlias, but it's really difficult - they're such attention getters!  Enjoy, and don't forget to stop by The... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse…

of Autumn can be spotted in the trees.  Certainly not in the temperature!  It's been in the 80s with no rain heading into week 2.  This is usually my busiest divide and re-lo time in the garden, but I hate to do so when it's this warm and dry. So, I held off doing any... Continue Reading →

My Top Ten August Plants

In keeping with the meme hosted by Chloris at The Blooming Garden, below are my top ten plants in the garden during the month of August. Thankfully I thought to snap some shots this morning before work.  We've had a series of gnarly thunderstorms with high winds rolling through since 3pm or so, flattening much... Continue Reading →

Sunday in the Garden

I was thinking about the writings of Aldo Leopold as I gardened today...I'll share some quotes, as well as some photos from the garden. “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with... Continue Reading →

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