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Wednesday Vignette – Epiphany

Originally posted on The Creative Flux:
Well, it’s finally 2021! How do you like it, so far? It’s Epiphany, and that means I can tick off another year here in the US. On January 6th, 1987 I moved here for…

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Wednesday Vignette – frost

Originally posted on The Creative Flux:
Though the light is officially on its way back, we still have a few months of winter left. Down in the city, here in our part of the world, that usually means buckets of…

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Wednesday Vignette – holiday bling

Originally posted on The Creative Flux:
How’re you all holding up? Are you ready for the Holidays? We’re not. For as much as I usually enjoy all the lights and the pretty tree, honest to Dog, it feels like way…

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Wednesday Vignette – why ‘Alba’?

In horticultural Latin, “alba” means ‘white’, and yet… It always kind of annoys me when plants named ‘Alba’ turn out to be pink. The most obvious one that first comes to mind, is Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’.  The Joy Creek website … Continue reading

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Bloom Day – April 2020

Edit: It was late when I posted this, so I forgot the courtesy of linking to our hostess’ blog May Dreams Gardens, so here you go! Next month it will indeed be May, but check it out this month too, … Continue reading

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Gardeners are the nicest people!

Two days ago, I got an email from Colette – a woman whom I helped, when she and her husband had decided to take out the lawn in their suburban front yard, a few years ago. They had now retired, … Continue reading

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The making of a table garden with a Flash

As part of a recent project on a houseboat, I was entrusted the skull of a beloved horse. We had talked about table gardens. The topic came up as I spied this fabulous driftwood log on the bank of the … Continue reading

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Wide vistas and wet closeups

We had the most wonderful long Easter weekend with friends in their log cabin on the Deschutes River, near Mt. Bachelor. The weather was wonderful, and over the course of our stay, we both skied and paddled, ate and toasted … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – the white stuff

Well, whaddya know – it SNOWED!!! Just as I was thinking this was probably it for this year. We had a white Christmas, but other than that, it has been a frightfully mild winter so far. More to show us … Continue reading

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Snowy February garden photo-op

Okay, so it snowed… I suppose that means it will be less difficult to stay inside and do paper work, but still… I had to venture out at least a little bit, and take some pictures. It’s interesting how similar … Continue reading

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