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My parched lips touch the crypt furtively

The biting of the white marble

Down my spine runs shudders weirdly

My eyelids flutter in bewildered rapture… 139 more words

Poetry Of Anita Bacha

First Frost 

The first frost of the season arrived this morning and brought with it an eerie silence in the garden. It’s always a little sad to see the end of the bloom season arrive, yet a period of dormancy is a necessary component in the lifecycle of a garden. 63 more words


A rose by any other name

Don’t talk to me about the beauty of roses
When my hand is on the thorns


Connoisseur of Malvern Flowers, Part Four

This fourth instalment of the Connoisseur flowers overview includes the floral study that was Diane Lewis’ personal favorite. All of the following twenty-three sculptures, with one known exception as noted, were designed by her. 1,315 more words

Botanical Art

Back together again - explaining a near two-month absence....

Acer Autumn Colour

Acer palmatum dissectum Crimson Queen

Acer palmatum Elegans

Aconitum helmsleyanum

Actaea simplex Black Negligee

Asschynanthus Hot Flash

Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum

Aloe polyphylla… 772 more words

General Comment

Last Man Standing

As a gardener, I find autumn and the dismal days of winter a trial that has to be endured before spring arrives again. I know some people embrace the slow decline of life in the garden but I can’t find the enthusiasm to be one of them. 586 more words


Rose Eye Candy

Today I had some extra time to enjoy the garden and spent most of my time cutting blooms.

Around here you know that October could throw you a curve ball at any time and before you know it frost is upon you. 187 more words