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Herbs in the Rafters

The rafters are beginning to fill in the great room kitchen. I use dill, rosemary, basil, thyme and oregano in cooking. Once they are dry, they are crushed and placed in canning jars for winter storage. 103 more words

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The view from the third-floor loft looks down on a summer garden more green than the typical Illinois July. Consistent rainfall has blessed us with vivid flowers and lush lawns. 23 more words

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Two Buxum Beauties

Last year I posted a picture of one rose, this year I have two on one stem. They are so large the stem doesn’t seem thick enough to support them. 8 more words


The flowers at the front of the photo is Linaria, it grows quite tall and bees are very attracted to the flowers. A must for the cottage garden.

Goodbye Blooming June

June is the most gorgeous month in the garden. The oriental lilies are spectacular but there is something to say about the sheer profusion of the simple orange field lilies. 32 more words

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Star of Spring--Clematis Vine

My clematis vine is a virtual reminder of my dear mother-in-law Donna. I admired her clematis at the entrance to their home and eagerly accepted a “start” over forty years ago. 80 more words

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