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While the calendar shows that Autumn officially began on Sunday, for me a sure sign of the Season is when the groves of quaking aspen turn golden on the mountainsides.
Posted by Gail Butler on 09/23/2014 at 07:56 PM in Cottage and Gardens | Permalink
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For a pretty and long lasting bouquet I love to pair cosmos and zinnias in a simple vase or Mason jar.
A simple still life on my kitchen table...a bouquet of zinnias and cosmos and a bowl of lemons.
Both types of flowers are easy to grow from seeds planted after all danger of frost is past in the Spring.
I love the "Come and Cut Again" zinnias.
Cosmos and Zinnias! A favorite for simple bouquets that will last up to a week with a change of water every few days to keep it fresh, clear, and unfunky.
Posted by Gail Butler on 09/18/2014 at 07:51 PM in Cottage and Gardens | Permalink
My animals have various ways of letting me know they're ready for dinner!
Shadow puts on her best "forlorn and famished" act while posing next to her empty dish.
Majic is disgusted because dinner hasn't happened yet.
Karma spruces up in hopes that dinner is coming soon.
Junie wonders how much longer he'll have to wait.
Jessamine gives me her "feed me now, or else" look.
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Feed me...please, please, PLEASE!
Posted by Gail Butler on 09/11/2014 at 08:16 PM in Cottage and Gardens | Permalink
Pole beans and morning glories "find" one another each year in the garden and seem to choose to grow together with no help from me.
Other plants that are supposed to benefit each other are corn and sunflowers, strawberries and borage, rue and hyssop, potatoes and lamb's quarters...
The list goes on.
Pretty and productive - pole beans and morning glories!
Posted by Gail Butler on 09/03/2014 at 06:30 PM in Cottage and Gardens | Permalink