FRIDAY FLOWERS: FLASHBACK TO THE COTSWOLDS

This just came across my Facebook feed: This is Andrew and Elizabeth Guppy, founders and owners of Cotswold Walks I cannot say enough good things about these lovely people or the tours they operate. I am dreaming, right now, of those wonderful gardens we saw during that very hot week last June! It was magical. […]

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FRIDAY FLOWERS: HELIANTHUS LOVE

These cheerful, bright, sunny flowers start to flower in September. Helianthus angustifolius There are many varieties of Helianthus, but these may be my favorite! Mine were gifted to me by a friend in the village about four years ago. It took almost two years until they spread and I knew they were happy. Now, by […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: WHITE GINGER LILY

Today is all about the White Ginger Lily or Hedychium Coronarium or Butterfly Ginger Plant Just how beautiful is this? And, its scent matches its beauty!! It is sweet, and tropical, and reminiscent of honeysuckle.     These ginger lilies grow by spreading rhizomes, disappearing in the winter and re-emerging in late spring. By August […]