Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Main Entry: vi·gnette
Pronunciation: \vin-ˈyet, vēn-\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from Middle French vignete, from diminutive of vigne vine
Date: 1611

1 : a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also : a small decorative design or picture so placed
2 a : a picture (as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper b : the pictorial part of a postage stamp design as distinguished from the frame and lettering
3 a : a short descriptive literary sketch b : a brief incident or scene

It's 45 degrees and clear. The rain of last night has moved out. The high today should reach 70.


Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful combinations Tom. We got to 32° last night, and expecting a high of 62° What is that beautiful red flower in the foreground of the last pic? A rose?

Dar said...

I love your vignettes. Especially your last one which is your header. A question? Are your supports for your roses in the first pic, wire or string? It looks like it may work for one of my problem areas. Love the Lamb's Ear, is that Dusty Miller? and the roses...inspiring.

Cameron said...

I know that you see your garden everyday, but watching it through your photos, I can't believe how much you've done in such a short time! Really wonderful!

It's chilly outside isn't it? Are the bees in your garden? It is eerily silent in mine, so I'm asking a neighbor to check the wild hives on his property for activity.

NellJean said...

Roses and gray foliage have quite and affinity, don't they? Stunning.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks Tammy. Those are knockout roses. Jim will have a heart attack.

Dar, the trellis has wire supports using eye hooks between the wood uprights. It's aluminum wire, about an 18-20 gauge, I think. It's about as thick as a dime on the edge. The silver plant is Artemesia. I sowed seeds, so I don't know the variety. It might bloom this year.

Thanks Cameron. I've seen lots of bee activity the past few days. The honey bees are swarming the red clover in the backyard. Still no hummingbirds.

Nell, I love the two combinations. When the lavender blooms, it'll remind me of where I first saw that being done, in Cameron's gardens.

Ruth said...

Tom, I love your garden and I enjoy reading your blog.