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A lovely complement

As we enter May we leave behind our beautiful blooming azaleas but there are still surprises to be enjoyed each day. As I walked the garden today I came across Kalmia latifolia or Mountain-laurel. What a stunning show of blooms. Mountain-laurel is a great companion to our azaleas as it enjoys th…

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The Encore Performance

As we near the end of April the gardens are abounding with color from our Encore azaleas. There are so many fantastic varieties but this one really grabs my attention.¬†This is¬†Encore Autumn Twist. I think this is such a fun azalea bloom. It reminds me of something Willy Wonka would have in the…

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Let’s brighten up a dreary day

I thought on this dreary day I would share this picture from the gardens. This is one of my new favorites. Azalea 'Cannon's Double'. This is an Exbury hybrid azalea with cream, gold and pink double flowers. A native (deciduous) azalea the new leaves start out with a bronze cast then turn green i…

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There’s a chill in the air

I love this sculpture in the gardens. These guys do not want to "hear, see or speak" of freezing temperatures anymore than the rest of us. Earlier this week the gardens saw minimal frost damage. We are lucky to be located in an urban area and sheltered by tall pines which offers the azaleas more…

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Summertime Blues

Summer is a fun and exciting time of year and my favorite season. Thoughts turn to a trip to the beach, the pool, a cookout with friends and family. Maybe a shot a catching that record breaking fish that I chase every year. How about an outdoor concert and don't forget the firework shows that are sc…

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