Read more about the article Hot summer blossoms
Strawflower, alstroemeria petals, centers of clematis, little dried flowers

Hot summer blossoms

Hot summer blossoms for a hot day. Enjoy! Strawflower, alstroemeria petals, centers of clematis, little dried flowers

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Read more about the article The garden has exploded
Dahlia, larksput, flax seed heads, pansies, snapdragons

The garden has exploded

The garden has exploded in my absence of 5 days. Lots of weeding to do, and flowers to pick. Here's the first mandala to be graced by a dahlia. Would…

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Read more about the article Can finally exhale now
Delphiniums, snapdragons, hydrangea petals, nigella

Can finally exhale now

I can finally exhale now. Just got word that the surgery in New Mexico went well, the patient is lucid, and fully oriented. Grateful for modern medicine today and so…

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Read more about the article Up really early this morning
Chocolate Queen Anne's Lace, hollyhock petlas, rose campion, horsetail fern, and comfrey flowers

Up really early this morning

I got up really early this morning to listen to a curator in London from the William Morris Society talk about his gardens. It was fun, sitting in bed, watching…

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Read more about the article This is all I can offer today
Cantebury Bells, nasturtium petals, rose camption, snapdragon, horsetail fern

This is all I can offer today

This is all I can offer today. I am sick at heart that Senator Manchin is not supporting the For the People Act or ending the filibuster; makes me despair…

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Read more about the article Mandalas Botanical Pop-Up
Cosmos, horsetail fern, clay beads, tansy, calibrachoa, clematis seed pods

Mandalas Botanical Pop-Up

Mandalas Botanical galore! I'm having a pop-up sale of books, greeting cards and prints, outside at Toby's next Sunday afternoon. Pick up a print, greeting cards, or the book, Flowers…

Read more about the article These flowers make me so happy
B&W Love in a Mist, white mignonette, red-veined dock, calendula seed heads

These flowers make me so happy

These flowers make me so happy. Nigella, or Love in a Mist, bloomed prolifically in Berkeley, were almost a weed, but here, where it's cooler, they haven't been as easy…

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Read more about the article The first hollyhock has arrived!
Hollyhock, snapdragon, alstroemeria petals and stames, immature hydrangea flower buds

The first hollyhock has arrived!

Hollyhock, snapdragon, alstroemeria petals and stamens, immature hydrangea flower buds The first hollyhock has arrived! This is their second year, and the flowers will keep coming over the summer. Not…

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