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Arthur in the garden! · 4W ago

Spring has sprung… I think?

Temperatures have been in the 70s for several days and so many plants are blooming from daffodils to Asian magnolias! Asian magnolia Daffodils Forsythia Asian Magnolia Asian Magnolia Witch h...
Arthur in the garden! · 1M ago

Warm and flowery!

The weather has warmed so rapidly in the past few weeks. Typically our last hard frost is the s ind week is match with light as late as the first week of April. Japanese winter flowering apr...
Arthur in the garden! · 2M ago


As I have been waiting for the Winter flowering apricots and witch hazel to bloom– we have had two snows! While it is nice I rather enjoy that the snow usually melts in a day or two. We did ...
Arthur in the garden! · 3M ago

First frost but the garden is still going….

The was a first light frost down to about 29f  last week but many Fall bloomers are still in bloom…. The basjoo banana have a little bit of frost damage on the upper leaves And eastern red m...
Arthur in the garden! · 4M ago

Fall color and bloomers

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ (Witch Hazel) Fortune’s Sweet Olive (Osmanthus x fortunei) Basjoo banana (Musa basjoo) Eastern Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Salvia puberula ‘El Butano”.  And Camel...
Arthur in the garden! · 6M ago

Fall means hurricane… I hope!

We have our usual drought conditions here in the piedmont of North Carolina in August and September but sometimes a hurricane or tropical storm will bring rain. Some plants like viburnum wil...
Arthur in the garden! · 7M ago

Autumn clematis is blooming and it is so fragrant!

Autumn clematis is blooming and it is so fragrant! Fall is almost here! update: now on 29aug2017   Very fragrant!
Arthur in the garden! · 7M ago

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – President John F. Kennedy

Arthur in the garden! · 9M ago

Vacation to Minneapolis!

Last week we traveled to Minneapolis to check off a few things on Andy’s bucket list – namely to the Mary Tyler Moore house and the headwaters of the Missisppi river. I am always fascinated ...
Arthur in the garden! · 9M ago

When your hydrangeas are larger than your car! And hydrangeas color.

When your hydrangeas are larger than your car! Well, I do drive a Fiat 500! This is Hydrangea Incrediball! Some are as large as a soccer ball! (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ INCREDIBALL) Th...