2014 Calendar

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January-Crocus ‘Pickwick’ and Yucca filamentosa ‘Colorguard’

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February-Narcissus pseudonarcissus and Stipa tenuissima

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March-Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ with creeping thymes and tulip foliage

May 1, 2013 old 050 (2)
April-Peonia suffruticosa ‘Kamata Fuji’

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May-Nigella damascena with Sedum acre and Festuca glauca

May 8, 2013 old 031 (2)
June-Athyrium niponicum, violas, Lobularia maritima ‘Snow Princess’ and Ophiopogon planescapus ‘Nigrescens’

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July-Great spangled fritillary butterfly on Asclepias tuberosa with Astilbe ‘Fanal’ and Lunaria annua

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August-Monarch butterfly on Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’

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September-Agastache ‘Orange Nectar’ with Perilla frutescans ‘Atropurpurea’ and Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’

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October-Various pumpkins, one a volunteer with leaf still attached and a florist mum on the child’s bench on the front porch

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November-Muhlenbergia capillaris with Aster oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ in front and Amsonia ssp. behind

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December-Crocus chrysanthus ‘Violet Queen’ and creeping thyme

Each year a calendar is assembled from photos carefully selected from the files. The hard copy calendars are given to family members and special friends. The online version is shared with you, dear readers, who I also consider to be very special friends. May 2014 be your best year ever!

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22 Responses to 2014 Calendar

  1. These photos of your garden throughout the year are so much better than the garden calender I just purchased! The photographs and descriptions are just fabulous! Thanks for sharing your 2013 year!

    Thank you also for your Leaf Man article, you have so many beautiful ones, I went to the link at Wikipedia and they need donations, $3.00 will do it!
    Blessings to you Frances, and thanks for sharing!

    Smiles, Cyndi

    Smiles galore back to you, Cyndi! Your kind words and support are very much appreciated. The 2014 calendar was well received by friends and family. I do so enjoy turning each month as the days go by, seeing highlights of the garden year. Blessings back to you.

  2. Valerie says:

    Hi Frances: I loved the photos you chose for your calendar. I also love your new blog face. It shows off your photos beautifully. Happy New Year. Valerie

    Hi Valerie, thanks so much. May 2014 be the best year ever for you and yours!

  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Gorgeous photos Frances. Thank you so much for sharing. At this time these seem especially beautiful what with all the grey sunless skies. This calendar gives us something to look forward to. Happy Healthy New Year to you.

    Thanks Lisa, and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014 to you and yours! I now remember why so many photos have been taken of the garden for so many years…to gaze upon during the winter and dream of the growing season coming again.

  4. Georgia says:

    What a beautiful treat on which to end the year. Thank you, Frances. Part of my pleasure was fantasizing what a wonderful time you must have had as you reviewed all your spectacular photos as you assembled this. Stunning!

    Thank you, Georgia and may 2014 be full of joy for you and yours. Selecting the calendar photos is one of my favorite things. I try to do it throughout the year, a few months at a time so it is not so overwhelming.

  5. Barbara H. says:

    Ditto to all the above comments! Loved this journey through the year! May this new year bring peace, happiness, and pleasant adventures to you and your family, Frances.

  6. I too do a calendar for family. Love your flower combinations– beautiful. It is fun to go back and see what is blooming each month.

  7. bittster says:

    What a great selection of photos from through the year, you’re really talented and thanks for sharing it. I am a bit jealous to see crocus for January, it will be March at least before they show here!

  8. You do have an eye for color combinations. I am thankful you share your calendar pictures with all of us.

  9. tineke says:

    dear Frances, you have no idea (maybe you do!) what a beautiful service you have given us in these past years, to photograph your gardens and write about them! i want to thank you for your beauty that always inspires me deeply. I have been a freelance garden writer/broadcaster for 36 yrs (retired now) both in Canada and southern California. it is such a joy for me to see your enthusiasm and the beauty you create! thank you for keeping this up!
    blessings for you, your family and loved ones, as well as all of us garden lovers!!

  10. Diane says:

    Dear Frances,
    Here on this New Year’s Eve I want to wish you well and thank-you for 12 months of beauty, humour and always good fun. Hope you share some bubbly this evening and know that you have made a difference. Thank-you Frances. Diane. Vancouver, Canada.

  11. Alison says:

    Happy New Year, Frances! These are some of your loveliest photos, thanks for sharing them. I hope we get to see you in Portland this year.

  12. Lola says:

    Beautiful as always. Love your choices.

  13. The colors are so bold and joyful, thank you, I needed that. It has been a little dreary of lade.

  14. Diana Studer says:

    love the gentle reminder of your signature Muhly grass in your sidebars.
    Happy New Year to one of my very earliest blog friends!

  15. Helen Johnstone says:

    Happy New Year. Love your calendar, you have some wonderful plant combinations

  16. Rose says:

    I always look forward to seeing your new calendar every year, Frances. It must be difficult to choose a favorite photo of each month, when you have so many beautiful shots. This one is a beauty–the Muhly photo is as lovely as any Monet painting! I agree with other commenters who said this is better than any garden calendar I’ve seen on the market. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  17. spurge says:

    Thank you for the lovely “gift” – such a beautiful journey through your garden year! Happy New Year.

  18. Les says:

    Happy new year to you Frances. May 2014 bring you only the rain you need.

  19. Thank you so much for the calendar! I may just have to adopt this idea for myself. I’d like to remember friends and family with some small token, and this would be perfect.

  20. gail says:

    Frances, I loved your garden’s beautiful year in review! xoxogail

  21. I would love to know which photo is other commenters favorites, even though I am a bit late asking for other’s choices. Mine is the frittilary butterfly captured from beneath in July. Thanks so much for sharing with us all!

  22. Anna says:

    What a beautiful gift for your family and close friends. Thanks for sharing it with us Frances. May 2014 treat you and your garden kindly 🙂

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