A Calendar for 2021


Hello, dear friends and gentle readers. As weird as 2020 has been, the current garden has benefitted from the near constant tweaking and improving with all of the staying at home time.

A greater effort was made to capture in pixels how the garden looked each month, sometimes several times a month. (We are talking about you, June and July with the need to capture each daylily as it opens to log for posterity. Some habits cannot be broken.) I am getting better at learning when the lighting is best here for photos and sometimes the garden cooperates. It was not so the first few years as the garden was newly planted and grew on. We moved to this location in 2014.

I made a calendar for the first time in several years and decided to share it with you. The images do not have the usual Fairegarden watermark and the photos are not resized. Feel free to do with them as you like, or do absolutely nothing. Your call.

May your own gardens thrive in 2021 and beyond, and may you enjoy happiness.

Love to all, Frances

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18 Responses to A Calendar for 2021

  1. lunalyon says:

    These are lovely photos. Thank you!

    Thanks so much for visiting!

  2. grammapenny says:

    Beautiful. You inspired me to begin blogging and I’ve been giving it a go for awhile now. Thanks for the inspiration grammapennysgarden.com

    Hi Gramma Penny, thanks for stopping by. I am so happy you have been blogging and hope you enjoy it still. I hope to try to post a bit more in 2021.

  3. Layanee says:

    How very lovely and a great Christmas gift! Your garden says ‘Peace’.

    Thank you, dear friend! My garden has certainly given me peace this year, sorely needed.

  4. Rachel Himmelberger says:

    Such a lovely calendar. I can picture myself in your garden. Always look forward to your posts. Rachel

    Thank you, Rachel. I so appreciate you readership!

  5. Barbara H. says:

    Seeing this post appear in the notifications on my phone was a wonderful gift! I’m so happy to see “you”, or rather your words, and the pictures from your garden. Have a safe, happy Christmas and a better new year than the present one.

    Thank you for the kind words and sweet sentiments, Barbara. Your comments always make me smile. May your new year be everything you could wish for.

  6. Donna G says:

    A lovely gift this Christmas Eve to see your post! Beautiful garden memory calendar, I especially like the April baptisia and iris. Thank you for sharing these, and onward to a beautiful New Year!

    Onward, indeed, Donna! Thank you for the reminder. I should have ended with that, and will next post.

  7. michaele anderson says:

    Your post is perfectly times for this East TN gal since the ground is now snow-covered…it’s nice to be reminded of how colorful TN gardens are throughout the year.

    Hi Michaele, so nice to see you! Yes, we are getting several inches, after lots of rain, high wind, sleet and now driving snow. It’s a white Christmas for us, too!

  8. goodtogrow says:

    Beautiful photos and garden!

    Thank you so much!

  9. Jeanann Foster says:

    Lovely combinations! Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and the kind words!

  10. Vicki says:

    What a great surprise in my inbox! Your garden and it’s photos are inspiring as are you. Thank you for sharing.

    Hi Vicki, your comment makes me so happy!

  11. Phillip Oliver says:

    Frances, it was so nice to your post. Your garden is beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful new year.

    Oh, dear Phillip, how wonderful to hear from you!!!!! Thank you for the kind words and I do so hope you are doing well. I think about you and your move and your garden and wonder how it goes for you.
    Best of wishes for 2021 to you!

  12. VP says:

    Good to see you pop up again Frances. May 2021 be a good one for you and yours x

    Ah, so nice to see you, as well, dear Michelle! I will never forget our wonderful trip to England in 2010 and getting to meet you all. The same good wishes for the new year back to you. xoxoxo

  13. Definitely a pandemic silver lining, to have so much extra time to spend in the garden. Loved walking through the year at Fairegarden.

    Hi Robin, so nice to see you here! Thank you for dropping by. I am so grateful to have the garden to focus on during these times, it is saving my sanity, but always has. There is always something that needs doing out there, any month of the year. Thank goodness.

  14. Alicia says:

    It’s good to see you post again Frances! Your calendar is beautiful. I hope you and your family had a good Christmas. Happy New Year.

    Hello dear Alicia! How nice to see you here! May you and yours have a wonderful 2021. And everyone else in this world.

  15. Alicia says:

    PS Which baptisia is that in the April picture, and which daylily in the July one?

    That gorgeous baptisia is ‘Cherries Jubilee’ bought at a local garden center. The daylily for June is ‘Red Hill’, the one with the lilies which are ‘Conca D’or’ is ‘Brown Witch’. I also have Grey Witch planted right next to it but think that is Brown Witch because the lilies are so close.

  16. Wow! I envy your garden! They are all beautiful!

    Thanks so much!

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