Tag Archives: Flower

June In Our Garden–Beth Trissel

June Excerpts from my nonfiction book,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPIC eBook Awards Finalist.  Images of the garden by daughter Elise.  This photograph is of our double-flowered apricot hollyhocks. This year I shall try to remember to save seed. “It’s … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in Herbal Lore–Calendula

In late May–June, calendula flowers wink cheerily in the herb and perennial border that stretches along the road like a colorful island in  a grassy sea.  The plants prefer cooler sunny weather so fall off during the hot summer months … Continue reading

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Planting A Fairy Garden

If you lack whimsy and magic in your life, consider enticing fairies to your yard by including the plants they find irresistible. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of fairies and they are more than welcome in my garden.  … Continue reading

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Early Spring in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

My nonfiction book about gardening and country life, Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPPIC eBOOK Finalist, is FREE at Amazon through the 8th, then free for prime holders–$2.99 for others. Daughter Elise, my mom and I are hard at work on … Continue reading

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“But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.”~Anne Bronte

“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” *Roses from my garden “You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery I’d rather have roses on my table than … Continue reading

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A Perfect Summer’s Day In The Garden

“It’s the longest day of the year, one to bottle and take out when November is come and the day ends at 5:00. I will tip the bottle over and pour liquid sunlight all over the gray autumnal shadows as … Continue reading

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“Every spring is the only spring-a perpetual astonishment.”~Ellis Peters

“Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! ~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn” *The Shenandoah Valley of … Continue reading

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