Earthly Delight

Rose mallow hibiscus at dusk

First Echinacea

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I added a couple of these perennials to my garden just last year, after they’d already started blooming. It seems rather early for its first bloom. Echinacea is such a dependable presence in summer gardens around here that I haven’t paid attention to their usual timing. I think of them as mid to late summer flowers, but I guess I didn’t realize they could endure through part of spring and all of summer.

Garden, May 15

The lilacs and dianthus are in bloom. Echinacea and hibiscus have emerged.

I don’t know your name, but I know you are beautiful.

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Shell Stitch

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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Crochet is the only Midwestern sport I ever played well.