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 […]

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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 […]

COTSWOLD GARDEN TOUR: PART III

Time to move along to the next installment of the Cotswold Garden Tour. While I would like to take you along for each and every garden and event we saw, it’s just not possible in this space. So I’ll limit this last post to a few of the gardens we saw during the second half […]