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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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July 10, 2019
July in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

The garden is blooming still, get ready for a picture heavy post! We are fortunate to have a very long blooming season as the spring flowers fade and the summer beauties show their colors. Late June and early July is the time for the day lilies to shine.  I still have several varieties, and will be pulling at least one more up this fall to give away.  I’m just tired of them and need more shrubs and fewer bulbs.  The ruffled edged two tones are all I have left now.

July in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com
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July in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com
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July in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com
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July in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Out back looking up the mountain, I missed getting ...

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June 2, 2019
Al Fresco Tablescape for Two from From My Carolina Home

After some really hot days here, the temperature finally leveled off at more of our normal upper 70s to low 80s daytime highs.  Even if it is hot during the day, when the sun goes past the mountaintop to the west, it cools considerably.  Early evening temps are pleasant, with a light breeze, and the quiet calm at the end of the day is inviting to linger outside.

AlFresco Tablescape for 2 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I noticed a Carolina Wren flitting around the veranda a few days ago, and DH discovered her secret.  She was building a nest inside the iron birdcage that was sitting next to ...

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April 28, 2019
April in the Garden – Planting pots and photographing flowers from From My Carolina Home

Lots of activity this past week in the garden, get ready for a long and picture heavy post to enjoy!  I will be resting today after a busy week last week, and getting ready for a crazy busy week ahead.  I hope you enjoy the prolific blooms around our place, starting with the tulips.  Almost all the bulbs bloomed this year, then a hard rainstorm beat the petals all off about three days later.  But they sure were pretty while they lasted.

April in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Out back on the mountainside, wild yellow daisies bloomed with bright color against the green leaves and ground ...

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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 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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