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Updated my personal blog with photographs and a more detailed description of what I've done to the recently established bed and the plantings located there. Here's the link, please, feel free to visi…

Updated my personal blog with photographs and a more detailed description of what I've done to the recently established bed and the plantings located there. Here's the link, please, feel free to visit: http://partlypaper.blogspot.com Continue

Added by Cathy Reams on September 2, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

James Galway English climbing rose... {David Austin*}



A recent purchase to plant near the arbor... {Perfume Delight is planted on the opposite side} I'm researching ideas on garden designs with an arbor, I'm thinking I'd love a few medium sized permanent bed on both sides... in the future, of course! This rose is approx. 5 1/2'- 6' high and will loose some of it's height once planted and established but the tag says it's a vigorous climber, I certainly hope so!!!! :) Love those blooms and what a… Continue

Added by Cathy Reams on August 24, 2010 at 8:24am — No Comments

Header bed ~ August update



Silver Frost Butterfly Bush {1st year} with a recently purchased coneflower waiting to be planted. At the base of the trellis, my blue delphiniums appear to be greening up for a fall bloom! :)





Silver Frost Butterfly bush in with the periwinkles and gazing balls and a surprise! {I THINK it's a sunflower, Little Miss dropped in my perennial bed!}…





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Added by Cathy Reams on August 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Pee Gee Hydrangea Tree ~ new plant to my existing garden.

I loved adding this Pee Gee Hydrangea tree to our garden! I've been desiring some of those gorgeous blooms, so I did a bit of research online regarding types of hydrangeas, gardening zones, and hardiness; it was through that research that I decided to go with the Pee Gee hydrangea ~ I just wasn't exactly thinking "tree" vs "shrub" until I spotted this beauty, smelling so fragrant in the mid-August sun and the butterflies and moths love it just as much as I do! Figure in the 30% sale price and I… Continue

Added by Cathy Reams on August 24, 2010 at 7:38am — No Comments

a few of my favorite recent pics...





Added by Cathy Reams on August 15, 2010 at 6:29am — No Comments

Pre-dawn in the garden



The periwinkle simply comes to life within the pre-dawn night. Isn't it beautiful? I love how it "pops" with it's white color and how its green texture adds a sense of softness to the rocks around the bed's border and then, mimics the brickwork of the watergarden. Notice how the white hues of the periwinkle pulls the white color of the wishing well out from the darkness and out into the light.…



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Added by Cathy Reams on August 15, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Double Pink Knock-out 3rd Bloom this year!


I am so very pleased with this rosebush! It's established itself so nicely for its first year of growth and I'm amazed that this is the third time this bush has bloomed this year. I just love it!!!

Added by Cathy Reams on August 10, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments


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