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Summer Containers for Shade

Recently there has been a strong movement towards perennials among the containers in our shady back garden. They got tired of buying hordes of annuals in spring, and then again in summer. 531 more words

Shade Gardening

We Got a Hummingbird Feeder

So on the Sunday before last I bought a hummingbird feeder. It was something of a Father’s Day present to myself. The Wild Birds Unlimited store was having a 25% off sale so it would have been foolish not to buy one. 285 more words

Bird Watching


Today was warm and mostly sunny, with a brief but heavy downpour in the late afternoon.

I weeded the shade garden. the hostas are getting bigger – all of them show at least some growth. 363 more words


April 1st: Spring's Coming, No Foolin'!

I am always anxious for spring to arrive, and even though we had a mild winter here in Delaware, and trees and flowers are already starting to bloom, I’m still impatient.   76 more words


Flowers #175 & #176

A Cardinal Flower that I found growing on an island in the middle of the Susquehanna River just out side of Johnson City NY.  I think I might-of seen six or seven of these beautiful plants in different areas along the river between Binghamton and Endicott NY all of last year. 75 more words


The Scarlet Flower

It’s a grey day, one of a long line of grey days, and I am feeling color deprived. So I thought: why not write about some favorite flowers by color? 664 more words

Native Plants And Wildflowers

Fall blooms

Thought that I’d share some recent native wildflowers. It’s easy to overlook these late summer and early autumn bloomers. Natural selection apparently hasn’t often favored big, showy blooms in the dappled sunlight of the southern Appalachian cove. 208 more words