Tag Archives: Flora

First touch of Winter

The long drought has ended. Rain, day of rain have soaked the soil leaving us with a shortage of around nine inches more to make up for Gaia’s stinginess. What can one expect when there are hordes of misfits torturing … Continue reading

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Floral lure

One of the flowers that attract both humming birds and butterflies is Buddleia, the butterfly bush. I planted fifty feet of them along the fence and they with a small place need pruning every year. there are many varieties, some … Continue reading

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Late August Garden

The days are still hot with nights around 70° or a bit higher and the humidly chasing that up the scale. One never knows which will win that race; one only hopes it’s the AC that comes in first place. … Continue reading

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A pastel patch

Never miss a chance to brighten p an area that needs some color. It makes a difference when sitting in the afternoon, enjoying a beverage of choice, or the sunrise caffeine jolt some favor. I just purchased a set of … Continue reading

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Just bathing in the sun

As the days go by these blooms will fade and the new ones now tightly furled and small will open up to take their place. I noticed out in the front of the house, the lavender is making its presence … Continue reading

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For the Hummingbirds

Contrary to the myth that they are only attracted to red flowers, hummingbirds will visit many flowers of assorted colors searching for nectar. Philadelphus known as Mock Orange is a great attractant for them and very hardy. Bougainvillea also attracts … Continue reading

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A garden favorite

Any garden, flower bed or hanging basket that doesn’t have a selection of different colored Petunias, is just not a garden. A surfeit of colors makes this flower one that brightens up any border or porch. Easy to start from … Continue reading

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Magnolia “Little Gem”

This tree started off on the property as a three gallon bucket, has just been transplanted and finally is rooting out. The weather has been dry, we have watered but that isn’t the same as good soaking rains. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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Peach Blossom

March is the month of pink clouds on the peach trees here in South Carolina. I sat on the deck sketching many things but I kept coming back to the peach tree. A fast pencil drawing at the tree then … Continue reading

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Rebirth of a woodland

In a woodlot nothing goes to waste. A fallen tree, last years leaves, dead fauna and other detritus from past storms all slowly rot, turn into humus and become rooting material for new growth. The decay provides nutrients for next … Continue reading

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