Archive for the 'garden' Category

Spring Lilacs

We’ve had these stubborn lilacs for years, but they never did bloom until the spring after I lost Bryan.


Thank you, honey, I’m thinking of you too!

Happy Earth Day.

Note: this is not a sad or grieving post – just a sweet remembrance that the spring blesses me with.

Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 by Jeri
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Geeks in the Garden

Further proof that much of what I do in life is geeky, below is a flower pr0n shot of one of our favorite iris in the garden – this particular one the Starship Enterprise iris, from Schreiner’s iris gardens.

Starship Enterprise Iris

Photo courtesy of Zach

Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by Jeri
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Fall Hangs On

Japanese Maple

Fall is hanging on in the back yard. This is a fairly unusual variant of Japanese maple – unfortunately we didn’t document the exact hybrid when we planted it but if I remember I’ll update this. It’s a lovely magenta in spring, green edged with crimson all summer, and a riot of color in fall. It’s growing more like a vine maple than a tree and is supposed to reach 12-15′ tall and wide.

The photo in lieu of an actual post is courtesy of NaNoWriMo, which is proceeding swimmingly, thank you, with almost 20K words to date. Onwards!

Posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 by Jeri
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This is crocosmia. It’s a long spike-like branch of tiny blooms, and very pretty in large masses. It’s Zach’s great photography that makes it look as impressive as a daylily.

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008 by Jeri
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Sunday Flowers

The clematis have reached the top of their trellis and are tumbling over onto the fence.

Our helianthus are in bloom early – they’re usually late summer/autumn flowers.

It’s lavender season! I love the scent.

Pink Rose
We have fabulous roses, courtesy of the folks who lived here before. This one’s the size of a salad bowl and the scent is wonderful.

Red Rose
More great roses – these are long stemmed and beautiful.

Posted on Sunday, July 13th, 2008 by Jeri
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