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Behold, the Bachelor’s Button…(aka Cornflower)

Posted by mrssmythe on July 31, 2019 in Garden, Insects, Pollinators |

One of my favorite garden plants this season has been the Bachelor’s Buttons – aka Cornflowers. I used to read novels (usually romance novels) in which characters were described as having “cornflower blue eyes”. I never knew what that meant until I started gardening and put two and two together. Now, looking at the gorgeous […]

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Garden Visitors

Posted by mrssmythe on August 6, 2017 in CPT's Lens, Critters, Garden, Photography |

August is the big month for flowers in my garden…which means it’s also the big month for pollinators. I’ve been thrilled this year to see so many bees and butterflies, and I get a kick out of just sitting on the porch, watching everything coming and going. I tried to photograph some of our visitors […]

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Bachelor’s Buttons and Love Lies Bleeding

Posted by mrssmythe on August 16, 2014 in Garden |

This is Love Lies Bleeding. Isn’t that a crazy name for a flower? Who came up with that? I’ve had these growing in my yard for three years now, and I didn’t know the proper name for them until this very evening when I finally looked it up. I’d been calling it “Snuffleupagus Flower” (after […]

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