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Cotoneaster and Pyracantha: Loved by the birds, florists and gardeners alike

Looking out across the garden in the autumn sunshine on this November morning it is the Cotoneasters and Pyracantha that are some of the star plants of the moment. 1,167 more words

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Waving In The Wind

All this wind brings warm air into North Texas, before we get hit with the cold front tomorrow afternoon. This little skipper seems to enjoy the warm day and has a refreshing sip of nectar from a Calendula, which waves back and forth in the wind. 19 more words

2017

Big Beautiful World 22 -- Flower Garden, Chateau Chenonceau, France

It’s a big, beautiful world out there. Let’s stop trying to screw it up. 

It’s another dreary gray November day in central Pennsylvania. The winds are blowing constantly and the sky clouds over, and rains, and clears up for five minutes, and then turns gray again. 111 more words

Sometimes Tomboys Love Purple

I do not like the color purple.  And I’m not entirely sure why exactly.  I’ve often wondered about the source of this aversion.  I mean, purple is the color of royalty…what’s not to love? 582 more words

Plant of the Week

Salvia Confertiflora

Salvia ‘Phyllis’ Fancy’

Salvia Guaranitica Amistad

Salvia Involucrata ‘Bethelii’

Salvia Leucantha

Salvias!

It never ceases to amaze me what good value for money the new world salvias are. 55 more words

Gardening

Over-wintering the dahlias

We had our first serious frost here in Warwickshire on 6 November and the dahlias are now all beginning to die back.  Keeping them in good shape over the winter is an important job at this time of year to ensure that we have great, good quality tubers for bringing on in the spring. 298 more words

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