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Tuesday, January 12, 2021


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Kris P

Wonderful photos to mark the pivotal points in your 2020 garden year, Linda! I love the ducks and the Erythronium. Snow is lovely too, although I've decided it's best viewed from a distance. I'm sorry once again about the loss of your beloved nursery (I'm still mourning those I lost years ago so I know how you feel). The renovated deck will give you a great spot to review your beautiful spring garden when it arrives, by which time I hope we'll all be looking at things from the bright side.

Lisa at Greenbow

It is good to look back and savor the good things. Your garden is a treasure. I love that picture of you surrounded by your last haul from the Flower Factory. It is sad to lose such a place. Seeing the tapestry of plants makes me long for spring even more.

Susie at pbmGarden

Gardens can nourish us all year as your lovely post attests. The foliage at the Tea House is exquisite. I'm intrigued by your Carex plantings. Do they keep the weeds at bay and can you plant among them? The Carolina silverbell flowers look so pretty among them.

danger garden

Oh that photo of you with your Flower Factory haul just makes me smile. Here's to a new gardening year ahead!

Barbara H.

I couldn't face the year in review that you posted until this morning, probably for the same reasons that you had trouble writing it. But this was a great solution and I enjoyed the post a lot. January is half over and I'm still holding my breath each day - I guess "normal" will never be the same. Thanks for the post.

Linda Brazill

BARBARA — You are so right about "normal."  I just want to be able to hug my friends when I see them and all sit around a table and eat and talk. A friend said at Christmas that he never realized how much coffee and conversation meant.
I have read just enough about the events at the Capitol in DC to be informed but have not watched any videos. The mere fact that this happened is enough to send my blood pressure through the roof. I am terrified about the inauguration and am fearful about the safety of Joe and Kamala and their families. I am so naive for someone in the 70s; it never occured to me that police and military would join groups like the MAGA folks.  
Ordered plants over the weekend and have been concentrating on garden thoughts. 
Best to you and thanks for commenting.

Linda Brazill

SUSIE — The Carex in the photo is newly planted but I think once the area fills in it will keep most weeds out. I also use a lot of Carex plantagenea and that does act a good weed suppressor. I am sure you could easily plant among the more delicate Carexes. I am reading a lot about using it as a "green mulch."

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