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Happy 4th of July!
My patriotically-colored flower pot display in front of our porch. This is the first year these Agapanthus , which I have been overwintering for two years, have bloomed! I thought that they and the Cyperus papyrus looked like fireworks, and the red-white-an...

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Before & After
Hi everyone! Before you read any further, I have to warn you that some of the photos in this post aren't pretty. I'm showing garden areas that were such failures that I got rid of them. My hope is that the "After" photos will make up for the ugly "Before" p...

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Early June Flowers
The Pond Gardens. Hello! Early June is such a lovely time in Iowa gardens, and we've been having some nice weather for the past several days, after a few very hot days last weekend -- around 95°F / 35°C -- and more the same heat predicted for the entire nex...

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Late May Consolidation and Improvement
The Pond Gardens, with 'Prairie Breeze' Buck roses, 'Sweetness' dianthus and water lilies not quite open in the pond. Greetings from late May! We've had some cool, rainy days, which has been great for the grass we've seeded to reduce the size of some our ga...

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Early May -- Making Progress!
My new Scented Garden around the east patio. Does anyone else notice that early May has a shortage of blooms? At least in my gardens, the spring bulb excitement is usually done by the first week of May, but most of the irises and the peonies aren't open yet...

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Mid-April: The gardening season begins!
Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Greetings! After returning from a wonderful trip with my family to Washington, D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg, I'm back in my gardens, starting to make some of the many changes that I have been planning since last fall. W...

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March: Both Spring and Winter at the Same Time
Hello, everyone! It's Mid-March now, and spring seems tantalizingly near. This March has been a mix of early spring and winter returning. February was unusually warm, as was the first week of March. A number of early spring flowers bloomed ahead of schedule...

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February Report
The sunroom has been sunny a few days recently, which has been lovely. I installed a new shelf on the wall at right, on which my orchids are now growing. Greetings from winter in Iowa! It has been a strangely warm, overcast winter this year -- after several...

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Happy New Year 2017!
Cats always know the best places for naps. Tigger and I have spent a lot of time snoozing together here in the sun during the past month. Happy New Year! We're now in 2017, and I hope we all enjoy a happy and prosperous year, filled with gardening and other...

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A Strangely Warm November Ends Tonight
Hello again strangers! It's been more than two months (!) since I posted here. In fact, this whole summer and autumn I've been terrible, posting only a few times. I think it's because my gardens haven't looked very good for most of the summer, plus I've bee...
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