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Fine Gardening Blog – December Inspiration


…The evening was amazingly quiet. Of course, I have no point of reference since I rarely go into the dark.  I usually spend my winter evenings inside, waiting it out.  I don’t do dark well.  I wait, in anticipation, for the Winter Solstice, the one day I am a pagan….

For the full story, please visit – Fine Gardening – December Inspiration – ‘Tis the Season for Evening Lighting

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™

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Fine Gardening Blog – November Inspiration

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As the first frost landed on my car window, I knew I would soon be called into action. Even though the ground temperature kept the frost from the garden, the need to put the garden to bed for the winter was on my heels. I went about my winter preparations happily, in anticipation of what I hoped would come. I was ready. Without this first frost, we can’t officially celebrate the fifth season–an Indian Summer.

As I walked into the back garden, I knew right away: Today we will have an Indian Summer. It may only last a day, maybe two. It may come again next week, or not. Indian Summers are unpredictable. Perhaps that is why it is so important to celebrate the season when it occurs: Tomorrow may be too late….

For the rest of the story, visit my monthly column at Fine Gardening November Inspiration

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her Face Book friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence’s Fan page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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Fine Gardening blog – October Inspiration

Tropical snail vine (Vigna caracalla)

Tropical snail vine (Vigna caracalla)

……As I travel down the herb garden path, my legs brush Rosemary grown wide from the summer sizzle.  The fragrance fills the fall air.  A memory of a delicious meal of roasted chicken seasoned with Rosemary comes to mind.  Reflecting for only moment until a butterfly catches my eye.  In a dance that appears to be a fickle flutter, the butterfly finds the most desirable lantana flower.  The musky scent of the lantana seems irresistible to the butterfly…..

Thought you might enjoy this piece for Fine Gardening Blog called, October Inspiration

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her Face Book friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence’s Fan page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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Fine Gardening blog – September Inspiration

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…Reds dominate. Yellows generate. Purples empower. Grasses sway, with flags as flowers. Finches steady themselves as they feed on seeds. The box turtle moseys around the tomatoes eating what the birds or deer knocked to the ground. Life abounds. September was made for sitting on the patio to watch in wonder.

Thought you might enjoy this piece for Fine Gardening Blog called, September Inspiration.

Enjoy!

Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence

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