Tag: flowers

Super Big Basil

In past years, I kept the basil cut way back to encourage it to keep growing.  This year though, I let is just grow and grow so that it would bring bees into the garden.  It’s gotten super big!  It’s probably about four feet tall, and so heavy it’s bent way over, nearly touching nearly the…

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Root Growth Under Lights

Once upon a time, my favorite boy toy had an orchid business.  Because we lived in the Midwest, he grew them under lights rather than a greenhouse.  It was amazing what a healthy root system these babies developed.  Of course, it wasn’t just the lights – it was also the humidity, plant food, reverse osmosis water,…

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Various Flowers Add to Beauty

There is so much to see in Williamsburg!  I enjoy going there and am blessed to be less than an hour drive away from it, making it accessible without advance planning. The gardens there are beautiful.  They are done in the style you would have expected in the 1700’s, with a mix of vegetables and various flowers. …

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Heading Home

I’m heading home today.  Undoubtedly,  I will see a lot of these along the way.  Tomorrow, it’s back to work. Word for tomorrow – RESISTANCE.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”. To see how others might interpret today’s randomly selected word, check out other…

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Happy To Be Here

I was happy to see the brown eyed susans flow by my window in Virginia.  The trees were brilliant green and so dense, the sky was a narrow blue strip. I was happy to see the yellow daylilies out my window in North Carolina, the sky now wide open with a never ending road. South Carolina’s palm trees gave way to Georgia’s pines, and…

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Most Beautiful Is The Mysterious

Albert Einstein once said, The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Science explains so many things to us.  But no matter how much it is explained, I think it is still mysterious how the natural world works.   I’m amazed at our bodies ability…

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Flush With Flowers

The local botanical gardens are flush with roses.  There seem to be every kind of rose there – big ones, small ones, pink, red, white – at all stages of open, budding, and spent.  It’s just beautiful, especially with the small brick buildings in the middle of the rose beds.  This picture barely shows all the roses…

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