Tag Archives: Rosedon

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

Patience is a virtue, we gardeners remind ourselves. Nothing tests that quality like the installation of a new garden: Taking on a one-hundred year old house means learning to love renovations. Or at least accept them. The challenge is not … Continue reading

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Dogwood Days

When we bought our old house, it was called “Eveland” after the former owner. Somehow I didn’t think “Barbland” had quite the same ring to it, don’t you agree? And besides, I had a backup name I’d been carrying in my pocket … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Light and dark, tall and short, happy and sad — this week, share a shot that captures a contrast. The delicate airiness of the heuchera bloom contrasted by the sturdy squatness of the front porch pillar:   http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/contrasts/  

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Daffodil Silver

I have a favorite garden writer – well, actually I have two – but today we’ll stick with the inimitable Beverley Nichols: British, highly opinionated, passionate about all things horticultural, and a wonderful writer: As we all know, the only … Continue reading

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Potting Shed Project Part Deux

Paralyzed With Indecision It’s been a long, cold winter during which Beloved Husband has occasionally asked me “Have you given any thought to what you want to do with the shed?” Gulp. Yes, I’ve been giving it a lot of … Continue reading

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This Is The Barn

This is “Rosedon”, the 1915 farmhouse we’ve been bringing back to life since 2006.  We did give the house a proper name, of course, but most days it’s just The Barn: View of the side porches: The house, originally named “Dogwood”, sits on … Continue reading

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