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Wordless Wednesday–Just Breathe

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In all of the chaos in the world–hurricanes,  earthquakes,  mass casualty shootings–sometimes the garden can provide you with needed respite.  There’s only so much one can be asked to bear.

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Wordless Wednesday–Beach Vacation

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Just so you didn’t think I spent my entire vacation at the library! These photos are from a nature walk we took. This was in front of a store just before the trail head.

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This is the lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, or Ol’ Barney, in the state park. It is decommissioned.

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And here is just one view from the walk. It was a glorious–and very warm day, in the 90s.  But it was still a lovely walk!

Wordless Wednesday–The Promise of Summer

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I bought this plant in flower in February 2016. It was spectacular.

But as with any tropical plant– and my less than tropical-like home–I always wonder if I will be able to recreate the conditions it needs to re-bloom.

Happily in the case of this medinilla magnifica, I did manage to do something right. By summer,  this is what the flower should look like. 20160827_081202

Let’s hope this works!

Wordless Wednesday–A Closer Focus

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Now that we have had snow, outdoor gardening is pretty much done for me.  So I will need to content myself with house  plants  (and it’s going to be a love/hate relationship, as it always is) for the next 7 months or so until I can get back out into the garden.

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I planted this container for a lecture I had last March .  As a general rule ,  I don’t plant mixed house plant containers. They are problematic .  But this one has worked out  very well .  It went outside for the summer and survived the transition back indoors .

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And I just love the pilea. It winds its way through the other plants and emerges at the top with these sweet leaf clusters.

I have been very happy with the way the colors of the leaves echo each other as well. This has been a very pleasant combination. I am surprised that it worked out so well .

Wordless Wednesday–Fern Grotto Update

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Remember this photo from back in late May? A lot has changed.

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Actually it looks much better in this photo than I expected.  Perhaps it’s just my perception that a lot has changed.  Interesting.

For plants that have gone all summer with very little supplemental water,  things aren’t nearly as bad as I feared. Whew!