To properly represent late May blooms in Alabama on this blog, I visited my friend Rachel a couple of weeks ago. She grows daylilies and hydrangeas, which I don’t have in my own yard.
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The guest room smells amazing today thanks to the small vase of gardenias clipped for today’s In a Vase on Monday post.
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Last week, I noticed a few garden bloggers chose fun animal vases for In a Vase on Monday. This week, I follow suit.
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Red hot poker (yellow flower), butterfly bush, ice plant and Carolina snailseed
This week, vibrant new blooms join the spring party and the Carolina snailseed is being super clingy.
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Purple bearded iris, dalmatian bellflower, autumn sage, lavender, ice plant and thyme arranged in a Waterford posy vase.
I began this post with the most sensical intentions. Then my sensibilities took over.
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Lesser Celandine (“Ficaria verna”)
Jemison Park Nature Trail is one of my favorite local spots. This greenway follows Shades Creek and meanders through Mountain Brook. It’s just a hop, skip and jump away from central Birmingham.
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Left: Tiny bluet (Houstonia pulsilla). Right: Henbit deadnettle (Lamium amplexicaule), dandelion, sedum, creeping jenny and garden thyme.
Appreciate the little things, sometimes even weeds.
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I have always loved daffodils. They are a bomb of yellow breaking through the drear of winter gray.
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Bee in flight
“No, my aunt wasn’t much of a gardener,” said the visitor.
“Oh,” I said, trying not to look disappointed.
Flame-haired and cheerful, the visitor chatting on my carport was the niece of the original owner of our 1960 home. She had popped by while driving home to Virginia from vacation in Florida. I wasn’t expecting her. I was in leggings and an old t-shirt and in the middle of laundry, but when she introduced herself I was curious to glean some house history.
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