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September 10, 2021
September in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Tomatoes! The garden continues to be the most prolific I’ve ever had. I am amazed at how well the new location is for them, lots of sun means lots of tomatoes.

Clusters of cherry size tomatoes are all over these vines.

The Cherokee Purple vine has three fat ones in the process of getting ripe. I threaded the vine onto the veranda railing to keep it from cascading down the backside of the planter where I can’t reach.

Heirloom variety tomatoes are growing too, these make larger ones with lots of flavor.

Last weekend I talked about how ...

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September 1, 2021
Late August Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had a friend ask me the other day of I was ever going to post again; that's how long it's been since I've updated here! Sheesh. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, that would be the simplest explanation; actually, the exact opposite is the case. I'm going to bring the blog up to date, but it will take several posts to accomplish that. At last post, I was pulling blocks-of-the-month out

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Late August Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had a friend ask me the other day of I was ever going to post again; that's how long it's been since I've updated here! Sheesh. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, that would be the simplest explanation; actually, the exact opposite is the case. I'm going to bring the blog up to date, but it will take several posts to accomplish that. At last post, I was pulling blocks-of-the-month out

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

Hot and humid has been the norm this month. Usually July is the hottest month of the year here, but it seems like the heat is lasting longer this year. The plants love it though, with lots of flowers both ornamental and on the veggies. My purple petunias continue to provide colorful displays. I saw a hummingbird stop by them this week, but didn’t get a picture of it.

Petunias are one of the best flowers to attract hummingbirds, and much less expensive than the torenias that I’ve used before. In the hanging pots the pansies gave out ...

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August 4, 2021
August in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Hot days gave way this week to milder temps, which certainly felt better to me. I usually just suffer through August, watching old classic football games to distract me from the heat and looking forward to September. I’m excited about the fair, and a few other things planned for that month. On the veranda, I got three toad lilies from Bullington Gardens, and eagerly await some blooms in September too.

In the garden planter, a pie pumpkin is growing behind some large leaves, suspended off the ground. It is getting close to being ripe enough to pick.

Nearby, another ...

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July 25, 2021
Sunday Chat from From My Carolina Home

It was a week of flitting from project to project. Somehow my concentration was a bit off. Early mornings were cool, but the days warmed up fast to hot and humid. On the bird feeder this week, a mom cardinal brought her son. You can see he is almost done molting his baby feathers and is coming into his full red color. The tips of his wings are still grey, and a little fluff is still visible at the top of his tail.

A rainy beginning of the week gave me plenty of time to play in the basement. I ...

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

It is exciting to see what is happening in the vegetable garden now. Many plants are bearing veggies and tomatoes. I still don’t know what this one will be. I thought the shape was closer to a spaghetti squash, but it seems to be growing more orange, so it is likely a pie pumpkin. We’ll see as it gets bigger and more ripe.

I have three acorn squashes, all in different stages. Two are pretty small like this one.

Another one is getting close to harvesting size.

I think this one will be a butternut based on its ...

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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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May 11, 2021
Update on Plants and Gardens from Quiltnotes All Blogs


Eggplant starting to blossom
 

Tomatoes are getting very large. A few blossoms here and there. In the foreground the yellow squash is really taking off.

The Honey Fig tree is doing very well. Next week I will remove more grass and add mulch.


This is a pine tree seedling David got from Lowes. They were giving them away. The tree stump it's sitting atop was a dead pine tree that had to be removed.


The bougainvillea is really doing well. You can't see but there are several bright pink flowers on one stem.



This is new this week ...

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January 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: APPLES from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 9.
http://www.nestlingsbyrobin.com/lectures--workshops.html

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is to-die-for triple rods, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I call it Apple Basket but it 
could also be a tomato plant.
Fun Fact about tomatoes...
They were thought to be poisonous.

This was purchased on my way
home from Paducah in 2017 in a 
cute little shop somewhere in TN.
It is beyond lovely even with holes:)

Let's talk Apple or Tomato variations.

I haven't seen one like this one 
in my studies but the layout ...

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August 2, 2020
August in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

It is hard to believe it is August, this year is going by in a blur of days that mostly look the same.  But there have been a few happenings here, and the flower show keeps going.  Time for a long and picture heavy post!!  Vibrant pink geraniums bloom profusely in just one pot.

August in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

In the front flowerbed, the penstemmon phlox is putting on a show.

August in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

A fleeting glimpse of the hummingbird in the shadows, lower right.  They are usually gone by the time I can get the camera on and focused.

August in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The hydrangeas are blooming so much that I ...

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

On this holiday weekend, I thought it would be nice to spend Sunday in the garden.  As the days blend into each other, it is becoming a challenge to remember what day it is, LOL!!  Today, let’s pause and enjoy the beauty in the world around us, and rejoice in nature’s bounty of spring, counting our blessings and hopefully keeping healthy.  The first of the irises began blooming this week, pretty two tone purple, with the pink redbud blooming in the background.

April Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Covered in pink blossoms, the pollinators are showing up to the redbud in abundance.

April Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The tulips ...

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