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Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day: November 2015

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden.

This gives me a chance to share some photos of the changing colors of the foliage in my garden. 73 more words


Looking Good November 6

Foliage is the primary focus in the garden these days, with my current favorites being the above bridal wreath (Spirea x vanhouttei) and in the photo below, oakleaf hydrangea… 250 more words

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Looking Good October 23

After the hard frosts of last weekend, most of my garden is looking pretty grim. When you love the garden as much as we do, it can be a bit disheartening to bid this source of joy and inspiration… 243 more words

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Luminous Gems Of Autumn

This week it seems as though Mother Nature has opened a jewelry box of glittering gems at Coppertop for our enjoyment. Rubies and emeralds pale in comparison.

Morning Light

Morning light is different.

The low angle of the sun’s rays causes the subject  to cast vertical shadows on itself.

It gives a three-dimensional effect that you can’t get any other time of day. 82 more words

Undemanding Hydrangeas

For two months, Coppertop’s hydrangeas have been providing color and interest despite some very warm, dry weather here in the Pacific Northwest. The varieties of hydrangeas are vast, and I love these no-fuss shrubs. 418 more words

Pruning oakleaf hydrangea

Our oak leaf hydrangea bloomed beautifully this year, and the flowers have turned pink or brown but they’re still on the plant. The shrub is huge and needs to be cut back. 159 more words