Category Archives: before and after

Along the Long Wall

You, dear readers are hereby invited to the before and after and everything in between story of the long wall behind the main house. This is an in depth explanation of the evolution of the Fairegarden told from the perspective … Continue reading

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Daylilies At Peak

More daylilies were not needed, that was a certainty. This year has been different concerning the daylilies, Hemerocallis ssp., though. There has been regular and abundant rainfall, for one and more importantly, the yearly family beach vacation that usually involves … Continue reading

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What Was Once Lost…

It was feared you were a goner… …When all of your leaves turned brown and fell off last summer. Since the first year you bloomed, the lone survivor out of four boxed tree peony roots planted, it has been a … Continue reading

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Looking Through (Ever)Green Colored Glasses

Sometimes the winter weather outside is abysmal. Winter can cause bereavement for the color drenched gardens of spring and summer for some. But not here in the Fairegarden. Extensive research has included trying every single plant said to offer winter … Continue reading

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Where To Start?

After the frenzy of family and fun as one year turns into the next, a gardener’s eyes, and the to-do list turn to the garden. It can be overwhelming, all that needs doing. The fact that each year the bulbs … Continue reading

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I Planted, the Garden Replanted

It all began so neatly arranged and organized. (Photo: April 2012) Plants were placed very carefully in neat rows of edging or perfect isosceles triangles and zig zags. There was open space between each plant as it went into the … Continue reading

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In Need of the Fairy Broom

It is time to visit a special place in the Fairegarden. Won’t you join me? It has been given a clean up just for you. Looking in the direction of the Fairy Garden after the leaves had finished falling to … Continue reading

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