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September 26, 2021
Sunday Chat from From My Carolina Home

It is the last Sunday of the month, and Autumn arrived this week with beautifully cool days. The garden is winding down, but I am still harvesting a lot of tomatoes! This was a couple of days worth, with lots of little cherry tomatoes and another Cherokee purple.

The hydrangea is covered in dark pink/green blooms as is usual for it in the fall. Here and there are lighter color ones, but most are the darker ones.

I have one beautiful lavendar one that has been blooming for over a week now. It is a lovely pure lavendar color ...

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June 25, 2021
Late June in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Milder and cooler temperatures moved in this week, making sitting on the veranda a real joy. Recent rains have brought the hydrangea into bloom too. The lime I put on the ground under the plant is helping the blooms toward the purple color I like best.

Lots of beautiful blooms are all over this shrub.

The vegetable garden is coming along, with tall tomatoes and lots of squash. I set the pot of petunias in front for a bit of floral color. The squash plants are blooming so well, lots of yellow flowers to enjoy.

This might be a spaghetti ...

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June 23, 2021
"In the Garden" Again: Hydrangea from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye



It has been a long time coming, but I (Kara) am finally stateside! We still don't have all our belongings yet, but all in due time. Since coming back, one of my favorite things has been wandering around my garden to see how it has fared in the last four years. One big surprise was one of my hydrangeas—it is huge! It is just starting to bloom and since it is right outside of our bedroom window, it is the first thing I see when I wake up. 



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June 16, 2021
June in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

The floral show continues in June with daylilies and more coming along. I am delighted with these snapdragons, so many pretty colors and such a profusion of blooms.

Medium pink above, and the lighter pink below are side by side. The yellow ones behind are coming into bloom too.

Of course, I love the purity of the white ones.

On the veranda, I need to cut this geranium back and root the cuttings, but it is blooming so well I have been reluctant to do this yet.

In another pot, the purple pansies are still showing their happy faces.

The ...

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September 29, 2020
Late September in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Late September brings a few last flowers before the garden heads into sleep for the winter.  The geraniums don’t seem to know that it is fall, and continue to produce long-lasting pink flowers in abundance.

September in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

They are such an intense hue, lovely color on the veranda.

September in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

My purple dahlia has put up another flower stalk, and is slowly opening.  It may take a few more days to fully open.

September in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Autumn is the prime blooming time for dahlias, and I have several more buds developing.  These will open in October sometime.

September in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

While we are on the subject of dahlias, the ...

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September 13, 2020
September in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Late summer blooms can still be seen even with the garden winding down in the summer heat.  This gorgeous dahlia bloomed recently, heralding the colors of fall right around the corner.

September in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I still have cherry tomatoes on the vine, taking their time to ripen in the sun.

September in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I planted an avocado seed and have a nice little tree starting.  It gets too cold here for them in winter, so I plan to pot this one in a large pot so it can spend the winter in the Carolina room – our three season porch out back.  I’ve never been able ...

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July 12, 2020
July in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Languid and hot days alternate with rainy afternoons now that summer is in full swing here.  July is our hottest month of the year and it has been days of above average temperatures for us.  I do not like summer heat, especially when it is humid too, so it is indoor activities for me most of the time.  But in the early morning, or at dusk, we can spend a bit of time on the veranda to enjoy birdsong and fresh air, and the fireflies after sundown.  Taking a short stroll to the flowerbed, there is much to enjoy in ...

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June 14, 2020
June in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

It is hard to wrap my head around the fact that it is the middle of June, although it is certainly getting hot enough.  I am not a fan of summer heat, although I do like the cool mornings and evenings we usually have.  June is the month the fireflies usually come out, and we see them lighting up like twinkle lights in the meadow at dusk.  Abundant green in the forest and a profusion of flowers are here, and the critter watch is fun.  As usual, when I get going on the garden, this will be a long and ...

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November 3, 2019
November in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Autumn color is slow to develop this year, and it will be well into November before we can say we are seeing the peak.  Rain this past week should help some leaves stay on the trees, and freezing temps overnight may bring out some color before they all fall off.  At least I hope so.  Still, there are things to do in the garden before it gets into winter.

November in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The hydrangeas continue to bloom, last week the shrub was covered in these pink and green blooms.

November in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Here and there, a beautiful lavendar one will appear.

November in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The dahlias are going crazy ...

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