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Flower Power

At our Garden Opening this year we encouraged gardeners to plant more flowers.  They did and the gardens are beautiful with blooms.  Here are just a few to enjoy.

Pink Zinnia

Pink Zinnia

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Zinnia

Cleome

Cleome

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Red and White Zinnia

Red and White Zinnia

 

 

Cosmos

Cosmos

Gardener with dog and flowers

Gardener with dog and flowers

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Weeds to Wildflowers

When I see them in my garden, they are weeds to be pulled up immediately, so scorned that they can’t even be added to the compost pile.  Yet , early in the day in the meadow at Wagon Hill, with the dew still glistening on them, those same weeds turn into wildflowers.  Here are some pictures of these Cinderella flowers.   And, as a floral designer, I am just as happy with a vase full of milkweed as I am the most beautiful orchid stem.

Milkweed in a Vase

Milkweed in a Vase

Euphoribia

Euphoribia

Clover

Clover

Bindweed

Bindweed

Yarrow

Yarrow

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Hope Springs!

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The beds have emerged from the snow. Earlier, it was possible to walk across the whole garden on top of them without knowing they were there. Never fear, Spring is coming! Remember this?

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Coming soon to a garden near you….

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And… one last winter observation. This oak leaf acts like a little solar panel and melts the snow underneath it, leaving the perfect imprint of the leaf .