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Thursday, February 22, 2018

hand pies~

when you just need a little something...
 
 
~hand pies~
your favorite filling
one pie crust makes four
milk for brushing and browning
bake 400 degrees for 15'
 
 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Garden chronicles; buffy's tear drop

In 2004 we added buffy to our garden after a couple of wonderful trips to Yellowstone. Our old house was nothing but acres of steep hills, we had to chisel in a wee corner to level a spot for her cloven hooves as she perched on the
side hill.





this weekend buffy moved to a more prominent spot at the new house, she is tucked into a level tear drop shaped entry driveway. she will spear head a dry color garden, dotted with grasses and gray, blue, yellow and white swaths of color. the heavy end of the tear drop will be anchored with a gazebo and lemon trees, we think she will be delighted to be featured front and center in the years to come.

~planted front to back~

Yellow lantana 2
Bandana lemon zest lantana
butterfly blue pincushion 3
gold alyssum 2
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daffodils mix
Dutch iris mix
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laitris
Phlox flame blue
Coreopsis grandiflora 3
protocall median iris 4
Moonlit sea iris 3
Texas ranger

Veronica speed well 3
Dwarf Plumbago 6
Blue Henry I aster 5
Blonde ambition grass
Goldenrod 5
Texas ranger
Amsonia hubrichtii
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babtisia australis
Agastache blue boa
Jerusalem sage
Russian sage
gaura white
Romenya
pride of maderia
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Skyrocket juniper 10
plumbago
rockrose gold prize
Yellow daisies 10
Lavender provence 14
Rosemary 10
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old olive trees 2
Olive wilsonii 3
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Artemesia powis castle
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Shrubby germander 4
dark night caryopteris
allen chickering sage
blue hibiscus elecktra blue
Penstemon blue springs 
forget me knots 
candytuft 18
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boston ivy
verbena bonariensis
salvia nemrosa caradonna
yellow pokers 2
miscanthus maidenhair
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boston ivy
salvia greek sage fruticosa
yellow pokers 2
Ruella
rosemary golden rain 3
golden rod
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boston ivy
gold of cloth yarrow 3
shrubby germander
agastache hummingbird mint blue boa.
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boston ivy
santolina
verbena bonariensis
yellow pokers 3
Scabiosa butterfly blue
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boston ivy
miscanthus maidenhair
Scabosia  butterfly blue
yarrow moonshine
salvia nemorosa caradonna
salvia nemorosa caradonna
yellow pokers 3
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boston ivy
Yellow pokers 3
sisyrinchium stripey 3
salvia may night ... 4
veronica Speedwell 9...
Geranium rozanne
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Euphorbia martini 
Euphorbia silver swan
Euphorbia martini
Euphoria glacial
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Agapanthus midnight 37
Amistad salvia
Blue anise sage 
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Meyers lemon 5
eureka
silk trees 3

iris palladia
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Bearded iris median

protocall 1 row
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amas 2 rows
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calling card 1 row
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romeo 1 row
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brising 1 rows
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country dance 1 row
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Candy rock 1 row
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Frosted velvet 1
Colorbrite 3
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Blueberry frilly
Bold Statement
Bumblebee delight
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calling card 2
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Moonlit sea 3
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Ice follies daffodils
Paperwhites