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Lace Cap Hydrangea

Hydrangea (Lace Cap) macrophylla normalis Planted in 1987 from a cutting a friend gave us. It has bloomed faithfully every year. 2” to 4” flowers, centre fertile blossoms surrounded by lace of large flat sterile blossoms

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Walking in the Woods Nearby

Monotropa uniflora, also known as ghost plant, Indian pipe or corpse plant, is an herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of North America. These perennial plants are generally 4-8 inches tall, with small scale-like leaves, and white five parted … Continue reading

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Rose Campion

Rose Campion Lychnis coronaria Natural Herbaceous, short-lived perennial. An old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe. From the Greek lychno for lamp because the flowers glow. Will usually self-seed for many years. Seedlings that form may be easily moved in … Continue reading

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True Love

Love is not determined by the worthiness of the object. Love is determined by the giver of the love. ~Richard Rohr

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Grateful

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr

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Life Is A Rose Garden

We’ve survived much, and created beauty out of it and now we get to live in the centre of it all. Our needs are simple and few, We are very blessed. ©2001 Sharron R. McMillan

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Love’s Transforming Power

If there is a secret to love’s transforming power, surely it must lie in its uncanny ability to call forth who we truly are. ~Richard Rohr

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Garden Delight Rose

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Mock Orange Bush

Late spring-blooming deciduous bush. Not a true orange, its name supposedly derives from the fragrant white flowers which are thought to resemble that of orange blossoms. An old-fashioned favourite. Flowers: large white, fragrant flowers blooming in late spring. Full sun … Continue reading

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Write It Off

Write off debt and write off loss what no longer works just toss, recycle schemes, renew, amend Write off stuff but not good friends. ©2019 Sharron R. McMillan

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English Daisies

Daisy (English) Bellis perennis Small Perennial.  Leafless stems to 1 to 6” tall. Flowers in the spring, to 1” across, pinkish or white.  A friend from England gave us a few roots in 2000.  We planted them in one spot … Continue reading

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Iris Bed

Iris (Siberian Fleur-de-lis) Iris Siberica Planted Perennial bulb. Oldest known flower. Symbol of eloquence, power and majesty. Greek for rainbow – iris. Three parts of the blossom typifying faith, wisdom and valour. Planted 1978 Use: Dried root is orris root … Continue reading

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Columbine Flowers

                                                             Columbine Aquilegia Canadensis Blooms May to July. Aquila means eagle, the claw-like spur on each flower looks like an eagle claw.  Started from seeds in the greenhouse in 1986. Now they are everywhere. We have blue, pink, purple, pale … Continue reading

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Oregon Grape Flower

                                                           Oregon Grape Mahonia Nervosa A good year for wild Oregon grapes.  I must remember to pick the berries and make jam this year.  Looks like there will be lots. Use: Good for jelly combined with salal berries. Flower buds, … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

Neither a lender nor borrower be, only then are you truly free.  

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