Category Archives: plants

Sunshine after the storm

Last evening a quick storm blew through breaking the stifling, muggy heat. It was before sundown and once it passed by the sun broke through the dark clouds and shone so warm and dazzling, I grabbed the camera, slipped on … Continue reading

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Here’s our Eliza…  She has captured all of our hearts.  She’s a cute stinker who is learning something new everyday.  She’s eighteen months in these May pics and feeling mighty tempted by those tulips. ~ Lora

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Dinnerplate Dahlias

For Mother’s Day Scott gave me some dahlia tubers which were aptly named dinner plate dahlias. Since our pesky groundhog has returned and was ravenously eating it’s leaves and knocking over the stocks I had to cut the flowers and … Continue reading

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Iris Garden

One hot sunny morning a month ago, my sister, mom and I went to the iris gardens in Montclair. I generally liked irises but felt that from a distance they don’t look that special in bloom and the foliage after … Continue reading

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Take a chance…

If you’re anything like me,  you  love flowers. I have lots of pots filled with various flowering arrangements all over my patio and in my yard. This hobby gets rather expensive, so I’m always on the hunt for a bargain. … Continue reading

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Coleus – Experimenting with planters

In a previous post I shared that most of my planters on the patio shared hues of pink and purple.  However, I have been experimenting with a new type of plant arrangement which I am very happy with.  Last year … Continue reading

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