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May I come for a visit? I really like that urn as well as the plants. Hope you are back in good health after the rattlesnake incident.
MM, You have spurred me on to blogging again ... thank you.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2011 on Beginning again at Kate smudges
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Last year I came across a Martagon lily at a local garden centre and did a little dance of joy. I have wanted a Martagon for years. Once home, I planted it near the main walk in the back garden. This spring, I was secretly thrilled with the appearance of new green shoots. Every day brings a few new blooms and I was pleased to find that they have reawakened my joy in photographing my garden again. Last year, I couldn't work up the enthusiasm to take my camera out and contented myself with taking photographs with my phone. For the past few days, I have taken out my camera and experimented with my macro lenses. Mostly I get distracted with seeing all the minute things, like tiny bugs and exquisitely-rendered spiderwebs that escape our regular sight. So, thank you Martagon, for the inspiration. Long may you bloom. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Kate smudges
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Jan 20, 2011
I think a driveway christening party is definitely called for. The new driveway is stunning. I enjoyed seeing the driveway's transformation in the previous posts. You had a good contractor. And what a deal on the pavers. Since it's now a new year, I'm hoping to get back to my blog. It's getting a new banner which I somehow think will make me write again. I've got a new computer now too, so there's nothing keeping me from plunging back in. Hope you have a wonderful year filled with many barefoot dashes across the new driveway.
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Jan 5, 2011
OMG, what a great idea. I love the idea of a dog hotel. Great name. If I lived there, I'd send my lab over. He'd have a blast. You are such an amazing woman.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2011 on Holiday Guests at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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May 4, 2010
I am glad that I came for a visit here. This past winter, I have immersed myself in every book & article I could about women and gardening. I didn't realise that Catherine Horwood had written a book on this subject. I shall have to track it down. Thanks for the link to the the gardening women website.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2010 on Wordy Wednesday at Cornflower
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Apr 26, 2010
Persephone books are all so beautifully done. I loved this book by Muriel Stuart, along with her 'Fool's Garden'. It is hard to find much information about her and her gardening work. Thanks for this post!
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2010 on Gardener's Nightcap at The Orchard Studio
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It doesn't matter how many springs I have lived through, each one feels like my first. I love the wonderful feeling of anticipation and possibility that spring brings. My heart does a little dance when I see puddles on the streets and dirt appearing as if by magic in my garden. Every bit of green is a delight to me. I want to take great gulps of air and dance my way down the garden path. I've rediscovered my camera and spent a contented afternoon taking photos of the tulips currently residing on my dining room table. It was a challenge keeping my cat, Finn, from knocking over the tulip vase. Happy spring to you all! Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Kate smudges
Susan, you are a talented filmmaker. I hope to see more garden films from you. I love the way you presented Rebecca and what her garden means to her. A heartwarming work! Kate, thank you for your kind words. The whole experience has been wonderful.
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Today while walking the dog, I thought about how much I like white flowers in summer and how little I like the white of the snow these days. If it hadn't been so cold, I would have stopped to take more photos of my dog gallivanting in the snow. I am certain that he far prefers the white of snow to the white of flowers. Winter is my dog's season ~ he's bursting with energy and enthusiasm. If he could, he'd happily spend his day running along the river bank in a nearby park. I look at my wicker chairs that didn't quite make it into the garage before the snow arrived and I try to imagine when next I will be sitting in them. Tonight as I was looking through photographs from last summer, I came across this image of Nicotiana sylvestris. As I sat looking at it, I vividly remembered how wonderfully this plant scented the summer's early evening air. That's why every year I grow large numbers of this plant throughout both my front and back gardens. I love an array of scents in the garden. They linger in my mind long after the flowers have finished blooming.Do you have a favourite flower scent that holds good memories for you? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Kate smudges
I've had terrible luck with tomatoes for the past two summers. My only consolation is that most everyone I know here had the same problems. Too much rain, not enough heat. So this year, I'll plant more tomatillos, which for some odd reason, really grow well for me. Tucker looks wonderful as always. Bet he isn't a fan of tomatoes. LAYANEE SAYS: Same here and perhaps I should try the tomatillos. We are in for a good weather year don't you think?
Lately I've been dreaming of sweet peas. Perhaps it is simply a longing for warmer weather or a need to breathe in the wonderful scents of spring and summer. Then again, maybe it is a result of many evenings spent paging through seed catalogues and vividly imagining my back fence covered in delicate sweet pea blooms. For many years, I have tried growing sweet peas and have not met with much success. Last year, even though I didn't do anything differently, several sweet pea vines appeared laden with blooms. It was great fun taking photographs of them. As the days grow longer, I am itching to get out in the garden. It won't be much longer. I'll be planting many more sweet peas this coming spring with the hope of having a fence covered with them just like in my dreams. I have been away from blogging for almost one year now. Time passes by quickly. I've missed my blogging friends and hope to post more often. Reading Anna Maria's post here gave me the impetus to step right back into blogging. So here I am again. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Kate smudges
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Feb 17, 2010
So true, gardening never does end. Sadie is positively gleaming in the sunshine. I see flowers! You can't imagine how happy this makes me. There's no snow there (even though I know endless days of rain are irritating, at least it isn't snow!)
What a perfect thank you gift from the kids. The play must have been great fun. The makeup looks wonderful as do the happy smile.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2010 on Monkey Business at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
Ouch, it does sound cold there. At least you've company. Animals seem to adapt faster than humans to the cold. What is it with the southern US? It seems as if frost is a common complaint. Hope it warms up soon ~ you could do a Survivor show ~ it would be fun to watch.
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