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Rose ‘Scepter’d Isle’ and many others have burst forth in the heat this week in the Cottage garden. 💕 . My heart is still really grieving for the Black community this week, as we continue to hear more newly-shared, first-hand stories from daily lives. I have heard so many generous voices, some old and someContinue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRrm2DAAW9/”

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Passing my mic to fellow gardener @hiltoncarter 🌱 #repost • Life is fragile. As it unfurls, the environment that it’s in can dictate whether it will grow strong and full of vibrancy. Any shift can disrupt that growth, stunting its true potential. Please protect its fragility and remember to handle it with care. You shouldContinue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBCFb2gTlK/”

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All but one type of our bearded irises have been gifted by friends 💛 This delicate yellow iris, which has multiplied fantastically, was found in a dump by a dear friend who is a Dorothy L Sayers scholar and my husband’s (@jamesdwitmer) favorite English prof – Dr Janice Brown. So this iris looks like aContinue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1TLtrAfbB/”

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One of the toughest and most beautiful of perennials out there: “False Indigo,” Baptisia australis. When placing it in the garden, I think of it as a summer/autumn shrub, rather like a grass, because it will die back to the earth until early summer. It is a North American native, from Pennsylvania to North CarolinaContinue reading “from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0JuRbg0wx/”