Monthly Archives: July 2012

My Old Garden

Though grainy and faded, these are photos of photos I took in my old garden in the 1990’s. That garden is long gone. Much of the 15 foot border was planted with tender perennials and annuals, the most reliable plants … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Annuals In A Modern Garden

This is one of the gardens I am restoring. The stone work is new,and many of the shrubs were chosen and planted by the landscape designer. The hill behind the wall is steep, and dangerously slippery when wet. The soil … Continue reading

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An Alternative To Dogwoods And Redbuds

    When I walked at Percy Warner Park in the early morning during our recent heat wave and rainless spell, I noticed one small tree over and over. Hard not to notice the lustrous leaves and the healthy crop … Continue reading

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Out Looking For Wildflowers-July 21,2012

Even in the meadows and fields, July is poor in wildflowers in Middle Tennessee. I saw mostly fading Queen Ann’s Lace this morning out on the Pasquo Road.  I did find this lone Lycoris or Surprise Lily out near the … Continue reading

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“Peach Drift ” Rose

  This is a small landscape rose called “Peach Drift”. Marketed in the wake of the “Knockout” roses, garden centers such as Hewitt out on Hillsboro Road sold it this spring as a no care, no spray rose. It has … Continue reading

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Cheekwood Gardens-Fall 2011

Here is a link to Blogger showing my photos of  Cheekwood’s gardens in October 2011, when they were at their best- Click on “Cheekwood’s garden’s above.

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Phlox “Harpeth River”

  This is wild Phlox paniculata growing along the Greenway behind the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee. I call it “Harpeth River ” because I see it everywhere in the bottomlands along the Harpeth and Little Harpeth River. My friend, … Continue reading

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An Addendum

I would like to add that the Cheekwood Library once allowed members to take books home and read them of an evening. I know this, because I was one of those members. What a library! So many treasures! What a … Continue reading

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A Plague On All Our Roses

* These photos of Rose Rosette Disease on a Multiflora rose were taken this morning alongside the Greenway behind The Ensworth School on 100 Highway, Nashville, Tennessee. Not a quarter mile away, in front of the school is a mass planting of … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Day Begins

I began my day today at 5:30am at one of the suburban gardens I am rehabilitating. It is July and the dewpoint is 70%, with the temperature at 74 degrees. To start any later would be folly,for there is little … Continue reading

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