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July 29, 2019
Late July in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Cool temperatures last week made sitting on the veranda a daily ritual in the morning and evening. More flowers are blooming and the landscape changes almost daily.  The camera was at the ready as pollinators made some appearances on the flowers, like this little guy on one of the geranium blooms.  I think it is a moth of some kind.

July in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The penstemon has grown tall, and the flower heads so heavy they were starting to fall over.  I put a tomato cage around it to hold them up.  This one was leaning on the brick wall before I did that ...

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June 12, 2019
June in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Flowers are blooming in the garden as the floral show continues in June.  We have such a nice growing season here with flowers coming out week after week.  Let’s take a stroll around our place, beginning in the flower beds out front where one of the asters has bloomed.   I think the other one is a fall bloomer.

June in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The hydrangea is blooming its head off.  I gave it a top dressing of lime just after this photo was taken as I like the lavendar color and pink flowers more than the blue.

June in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

A couple of days later and the ...

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May 30, 2019
Pattern Sale! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Everyone loves a sale, right?! Well, we are having one!




We are having a wonderful time teaching our Block of the Month quilt, In the Garden, at Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks. We are about halfway through the second round, and these ladies are inspiring us with their choices and skills! Each month, we share our progress, and I (Teri) am amazed by their beautiful work. It is fun to watch them get ideas from each other, and I may be learning as much from some of them as they are from me. (And Kara, who got to come to the ...

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September 16, 2018
September in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

The growing season is fairly long here in western North Carolina, and even more things are blooming now.  It is the last of summer, with some bloomers hanging on, and new ones coming out.  On the veranda, about half the pots still have something blooming. These yellow bidens just keep coming.

September Garden

My pink geranium gave me this beautiful flower, and looks like it will do a few more before it is done.

September Garden

I planted these dwarf asters last fall, and totally forgot that they only bloom in the late summer. They came from the bargain shelf at the big box ...

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July 27, 2018
Al Fresco Tablescape and Blog Hop from From My Carolina Home

The heat is not quite as intense in the past few days, so of course I began thinking about having a luncheon with friends over to enjoy the veranda.  There are several new additions to my tablescaping closet, some from thrift stores and some from online auctions I just could not resist.  When I saw the plates, the whole table just came together.  Having a meal outside is fun.

Al Fresco Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Starting with the table runners, these were a real find!!  The lovely purple flowers and leaves are cut out, the pieces held together with stitching.

Al Fresco Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I couldn’t find any lavender ...

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July 15, 2018
July in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

It seems like the dog days of summer came early this year, with heat and humidity in June that we usually do not see until early August.  It has made sitting outside a rare occasion when usually we spend some evenings sitting in the rockers or eating on the veranda table.  The additional limitation of waiting over two weeks for paint to dry has also curtailed outdoor enjoyment.  But the flooring is finally dry, and the plants are put back in place.  The rockers came out, and the table is ready for a meal.  The garden continues its show, starting ...

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June 14, 2018
"In the Garden"—Hydrangea from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The gardens are bursting forth with blooms as the first day of summer rapidly approaches. This month's block in our In the Garden BOM series is the Hydrangea. I (Teri) have always loved the bountiful blooms of a hydrangea, and I am particularly partial to the blue/purple ones. I was excited to create these flowers, capturing their dimensional beauty.

We will be creating the mophead or French variety of hydrangea, the most common type. It has a large, rounded flower head that is composed of many single blossoms. I cut my purple wool into a pile of one-inch ...

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