Monthly Archives: August 2012

Seen In A Green Hills Garden Today

Garlic Chives blooming en mass Sedum and Prairie Fameflower-     Lycoris, the Red Spider Lily-     Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone   Jerusalem Sage and  a crinum. An unusual combination!     Our fall gardens can be just as … Continue reading

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Alternatives To The “Knockout” Roses

I photographed these three roses in a Green Hills garden today. Two are Hybrid Musk roses and one is a Polyantha. All are graceful shrubs, and the Hybrid Musks have colorful hips from their spring bloom alongside their late summer … Continue reading

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Gardening Books At McKay

The old McKay Books, a fixture on Charlotte Pike near the corner of White Bridge Road, is gone, moved to Bellevue and a different demographic last year. The old store was in an interesting neighborhood where one could watch a … Continue reading

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“Friends Don’t Let Friends Plant Annuals”

I saw this sentiment today on a Tee shirt Plant Delights Nursery is selling in their catalog. If this is sly wit-a touch of irony- I approve of it, but if  it is serious, I do not. In the long border of … Continue reading

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Lady Peas

Please visit my other blog for today’s post about Lady Peas and other field peas. Click on: Tee-tinytenesseekitchen.blogspot.com  

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Propagating Sedums

  Plants are expensive. At garden centers in Nashville, quart-sized perennials are up to twelve or thirteen dollars. And even the big box stores and the plant stands outside our Krogers want only a dollar or two less. Three “Autumn … Continue reading

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Golden Swords-Yuccas In A Border

Many of the plants we use in borders – as beloved or colorful as they are- look like nothing more than flowering muffins. And Yuccas are an antidote,one that works in every season. For when the muffins have retreated for … Continue reading

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Blooming At Last

This is Caesalpinia , the “Pride Of Barbados”.  I bought it from Yucca Do Nursery in Texas a few years back. When it was on the porch railing with a little afternoon sun it did not bloom. Now it is … Continue reading

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