Category Archives: summer flowers

It’s Four O’Clock Somewhere

One of the most talked about flower on my Instagram and Facebook page is Mirabilis jalapa or the old-fashioned four o’clock flower. Four o’clocks were one of the first flowers I grew when we bought our first home.  I had mentioned … Continue reading

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A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

This time of year, the gardens are filling in nicely with a mixture of annuals and perennials.  When the summer heat begins to build, I usually devote my garden walks to the early morning or late evening (late evening being … Continue reading

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Sights of Summer

Another summer is winding down. My awesome peach crop was eaten but not by us.  We were able to pick quite a few but something ate the rest (probably birds and squirrels) leaving us these reminders that we are not … Continue reading

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August Blooms

I noticed summer fading at 8:15 last night. I remember when my boys were little and being thankful when the days were getting shorter.  This meant I could get them in the house a few minutes earlier, wash a days … Continue reading

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Mad As An Old Wet Hen

That’s the phrase my grandmother used all the time to describe one of her sisters.  I’m not kidding when I say that every story she told about my great-aunt ended with this phrase.  She obviously had quite a temper and, … Continue reading

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Who Do I Listen To?

There is a debate happening on my shoulder. The debate is about some bare land that has appeared in my backyard. The bare land appeared because a new fence had to be built to keep the baby calves out of … Continue reading

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Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. … Continue reading

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