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I’m Obsessed with Orange

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Succulents
Debra Lee Baldwin celebrates orange in the garden

To celebrate the recent launch of my Debra Lee Baldwin Facebook author page, for the rest of the month I'm posting garden photos on Facebook that pop with brilliant, searing, over-the-top ORANGE. I'd love it if you'd drop by and "like" the new page, and if you're so inclined, post a scorching orange shot yourself. Regardless, please enjoy my top 25! Looking for [...]

Warm Wishes from GGW

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Perennials, Succulents
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Nature is astonishing, isn't it? How delightfully ironic that the flowers of many cacti resemble water lilies and the tops of some, snowflakes. Here are 18 examples to warm you this chilly season. Apologies to cactiphiles; I wasn't able to identify all of them. If you would like to provide one or more IDs, please do! -- [...]

Nasturtium Nostalgia

– Posted in: Garden Adventures
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Nasturtiums are boisterous annuals that shout with vivid hues of orange, yellow and red. Sophisticated gardeners distain nasturtiums, and I can see why: They tend to take over the spring garden, engulfing prized plants that also are newly in bloom. I love nasturtiums, although on occasion they annoy me. They're nostalgia flowers that remind me [...]

Addendum to ‘Deeper Into Orange’

– Posted in: Garden Design
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Steve's recent post, Deeper Into Orange, did a magnificent job of showing how to use the color orange in the garden to create certain moods and bring some punch and 'exoticism' to a planting scheme, especially in the summer months. His article motivated me to browse through some of my photos to see where orange had been used to create an [...]