Posts Tagged "sunflower"

Sweet Cicely and The Maple Part I

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Featured Plants, Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Introduction and Hope for Rain Dear friend and gardener. It is a warm afternoon but with a slightly cool breeze drifting through now and again; sitting outside is tolerable. During the warmer months, I try to make it a point to enjoy my lunch outside as often as possible. I just glanced westward, and heavy gray clouds are heading this way. Maybe we will be blessed with rain despite the forecast indicating otherwise. Once can hope! I have spoken about this before but living in an arid climate, every drop of rain is so precious. In my last post I mentioned that I have had some great successes...

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Anticipation

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Dear Friends: Well now, it seems I have once again been remiss in keeping this blog up to date. Take this post for example. It was actually completed back in February. I really need to step it up and update this blog in a more timely fashion. With that said, thank you for reading and thank you for your patience! Originally written February 7th 2018 It always happens around this time every year – right around the time of my birthday. The winds are shifting, the days are staying awake longer and the sun is warming the earth. As in all previous years, I see signs of life. Already, daffodils are...

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It’s the Hard That Makes It Great

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Garden Thoughts | 1 comment

Transcending Spring As the snows finally subside for the season and the chances of evening frost have finally passed, it is easy to get lulled into a sense of complacency when it comes to gardening. All that snow has melted deep into the ground and there is no need to worry about watering. Each day of spring presents a brand-new miracle to behold as the earth comes alive. Nature’s magic is in full swing. As spring matures into summer, the plight of the gardener becomes apparent. Clouds are rolling in. Will it hail? Or, as it was this year, there were no clouds, only baking hot sun. Then the...

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Summer Lamentations

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Summer Lamentations

I surreptitiously slip in softly, quietly, gliding along the winds of spring. The last remnants of cold and winter soon become just a fleeting memory. Spring O! spring! What a vibrant, multi-colored tapestry you have woven! I offer all this precious new life my protection with my warmth and long days. Heraldry! No other mornings compare to the aubades sung with such fervor by the growing numbers of my winged followers. My fiery sun glowing strong provides all the radiant heat welcomed by the earth below. Days o’ days. They are long, lazy and meandering which is the intent. The rising moon...

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Here Comes the Sun (Doodle Doodle)

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Here Comes the Sun (Doodle Doodle)

Hello friends. Before I get started I wish to thank Flora Jamieson over at Through the Round Window for her kind permission to use the photo for this blog entry. Please take a moment to check out her blog and her wonderful stained glass creations. You are a wonderful artist Flora and I thank you so much for allowing me to use this image for my blog post. Here in the northern region of the northern hemisphere, there is a definite feel to the air that intimates autumn’s pending arrival. The winds are cooler and the recent heavy rain is something many in our state have never seen. Today for the...

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