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GBBD January 2018

The first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day of the year sees a interesting selection of plants in flower, albeit a small choice selection. There are numerous buds a plenty – Hellebores, Eranthis, Snowdrops, Iris reticulata and Magnolia – but as with many a garden visit they will probably look lovely next week. 246 more words

My Garden

Holiday Blooms: GBBD, December 2017

Winter has arrived in my part of the world, where the morning low temperature today was –10F. Out in the garden, all is white and frozen. 216 more words

Seasons

Snow Flowers and Holiday Blooms: GBBD, November 2017

After months of record warmth, our weather in Maine seems to have shifted from September to December, bypassing October and November altogether. The first snow fell earlier this week, with more forecast for tomorrow. 185 more words

Seasons

Fall's Final Flowers: GBBD, October 2017

By mid-October, my Maine garden is going into dormancy. Leaves are withering, flowers are going to seed, and maple leaves are falling into the flower beds. 363 more words

Seasons

Native Texans

In this post you won’t find any cowboy boots or hats, nor plates of barbecue and bowls of salsa, and certainly no funny, twangy accents, but you will see plenty of beauty and Texan toughness.  535 more words

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - October 2017

It is the middle of October, in two weeks we will put the clocks back at the end of summer time. The evening will be dark and we will feel winter is really here. 244 more words

Plants

Summer’s Sweet Spot: GBBD, July 2017

Yesterday, a friend came to visit. We toured the garden and he took some photographs. As we were sitting on my screened porch, looking out over the new front garden and eating lunch, he said, “This is a really sweet spot you’ve got here.” 443 more words

Seasons