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A Writer's Garden--Through the Garden Gates with Becke Martin Davis

My Garden Ghosts

By Becke Martin Davis

I have lived and gardened in a number of houses in places with very different soils and climates. In the process, I not only learned about the plants that thrived, but also those that died before their time. 639 more words

Through The Garden Gates

Last of the Summer Flowers

The garden in Clare has never  looked better than it has this summer. Right up until the 3rd of October. Delphiniums are attempting to bloom, again. 38 more words


Tiro and Cut Flower Bed by @HiggledyGarden

Or, should it be Tiro & Cut Flower Bed (Tiro, Cicero’s assistant, and the creator of the ampersand)?

Tiro is awaiting his mentor on the edge of the cut flower bed. 56 more words


Cosmos Bipinnatus: A Escaped Flower

Cosmos Bipinnatus, known as the garden Cosmos, or Mexican aster, is also referred to, rather unflatteringly, as an escaped flower. In North America, a weed? Funny that. 88 more words


Marching into April

Marching into April
Toora ta loo rye aye.

Beneath the out of season hot blue sky
silage bales sweat, yet sweetly, in their plastic wraps. 42 more words


Henry Mitchell on gardening

“Still, as I went about my potting on a glorious afternoon, one small treasure after another, the world of nature that is so terrible and so beautiful appeared only in its sweetest aspect.”   882 more words