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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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May 24, 2020
Late May in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Flowers in the garden have slowed down, with a couple of very late freezes in mid May turning all the azalea blooms brown.  It has slowed the emergence of the rhododendrons and mountain laurel too.  I missed going to the downtown Garden Jubilee festival this weekend, which was canceled and moved to individual garden centers.  In the past, we would spend a whole day there looking at the flowers and plants on offer in all the booths, buying some pretty things to plant, eating some festival food and enjoying the music.  But there is plenty going on, so get ready ...

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January 5, 2020
January in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

January in the garden is not really very colorful, but here and there we find some things to make us smile.  The geranium didn’t know it was winter when it bloomed in December.

January in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

And it still didn’t know in January, as it is still blooming.  I have high hopes of overwintering these again.  They are the same ones that I successfully kept alive over the winter last year.

January in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I whacked off the parsley to harvest the last of it in October.  It is putting out new growth again, so I’ll have some fresh leaves for cooking over ...

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