Gryffyn's Garden

a blog about my gardening attempts

Archive for the 'flowers' Category

   Jun 01


I had some packets of wildflower mixed seed – I ended up broadcasting the seeds along the sunny borders of our front yard to add a little splash of color. My mild effort did not go to waste and I was rewarded a few months later with sporadic splashes of color along the roadway. Nothing […]

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   May 20

More Blooms

I am loving the Rouge Royale – more blooms to show off! Also – these blooms smell absolutely H E A V E N L Y!! Here is a pic of a nice bloom cluster of one of the neighboring crape myrtles:

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   May 07

Feeling Rosy

I was worried about trying out some roses here, considering what a novice I am at gardening, and previous plant-related experiences have ended badly. At a trip to North Haven Gardens, I became enamored with a “Romantica ™ hybrid tea rose, the Rouge Royale. The deep red color and bountiful bursting blooms I found very […]

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   Apr 01


Last weekend we went down to North Haven Gardens after attending the Collin County Garden Show – I had learned that they had passionflower vines in stock – and I was determined to get one. We had set up a makeshift trellis at the south end of our storage barn utilizing some leftover T-posts and […]

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   Mar 22

Bloomin’ Fruit

The blackberry and blueberry shrubs are starting to bloom! The blueberry blooms are very intriguing in appearance – they’re pendant like bluebells. The blackberry blooms look so shabby chic – a bit rumpled and ragged.

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   Mar 18


The peach trees were the first edibles here at Gryffyn’s Aeyrie. They came with the place – and they seem to grow like weeds too – sprouting elsewhere along the fenceline. For whatever reason, I was standoffish about snacking on them over the years – but now have come to embrace them and they piqued […]

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   Mar 12

Around the Yard – March 22

Spring is bringing back some vibrant color to the yard. I found some pretty blooms on two things that have been established here before we started attempting an overhaul of the green life around here. First is the bunch of little grape hyacinth blooms sprouting up along part of the walkway to the front door. […]

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   Mar 12

“Circle” Update – Blooms!

Blooms are appearing on the Dianthus clumps in the garden and even the Powys Castle Artemesia looks noticeably larger.

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