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Goodbye WordPress

WordPress will no longer upload my photos into posts, so I am going to a platform that works. This blog  becomes  The Nashville Gardener. Advertisements

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A Fine Phlox for Nashville Gardens

Too many gardeners throw in the trowel in July, after the daylilies finish blooming. What more can there be they ask?. And why should we care when it is this hot? There are so many fine late blooming plants- Hardy … Continue reading

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Blooming Today in A Green Hills Garden

Here is an heirloom crinum, cultivar unknown, that came out of a family garden in Milledgeville, Georgia. It is a very compact form- And here is the spectacular Erythina bidwillii, which I found last year at Hewitt’s Garden Center out … Continue reading

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The Ugly Truth

I am re-building my gardening library,and I recently bought Richard Bisgrove’s “The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll”. Jekyll was a genius in her use of color and her plant placement, and she was fond of using Lamb’s Ear’s  along stone walks … Continue reading

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A Post about Rabbits On My Other Blog

I am battling rabbits at one of the gardens I take care of, and I posted about it today at  The tee-tiny kitchen Blog. The title of the post is “High Clover”.

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A Salvia Seedling

The shrubby Gregg’s salvias I planted last year in the Green Hills garden did not do well. Only three lived through our awful winter. One, a cherry red cultivar I bought for 1/2 price at Moore and Moore, is blooming … Continue reading

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Flowers For The Ages

“The Master of Mary of Burgundy” is “A Book of Hours for Engelbert of Nassau”, and it dates from the Netherlands of the fifteenth century. It is an illuminated manuscript of Biblical scenes and stories framed by illustrations of garden … Continue reading

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Blooming Today in Green Hills

This is the annual self-seeding larkspur that has been seeding itself in this garden for thirty years or more. One never sees these for sale as plants at garden centers, for they do not care for potted up life. They … Continue reading

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Scenes from a West Meade Garden- May 22, 2014

The Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) in this photo came from Creekside nursery in Belle Meade. I bought it as a “mother” plant to use for seed, but have learned that its cuttings root in water. It blooms all summer, unlike … Continue reading

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Plants by Mail

Anyone who has been gardening for a decade or more remembers the old days of ordering plants from Wayside Gardens or White Flower Farm, when plants came bare-rooted, and nothing was shipped much past May. If one wanted container plants, … Continue reading

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