Wow, I can’t believe it is almost Fall. Well, technically it’s not here until the end of September, but that’s a month away. Have you thought about your Fall garden yet? I have to confess I am a little late this year regarding my garden. I started my summer garden very late because the weather… Continue reading Fall Weather Gardening
Driving around Tupelo, MS you would think a plane dropped Buttercup seeds all over town. Yellow fields everywhere, thick with Buttercups, waved at me on this windy day. What a beautiful sight for me since Buttercup is my favorite little flower. It’s a happy colored flower with a cute leaf and stands tall on its… Continue reading Buttercups
First day of Spring has arrived, along with a freeze warning for North Mississippi and a snowstorm for a number of northern cities. But, it is Spring so let us rejoice! I was in New Orleans this past week and spotted some great container gardens. Most houses are on postage-stamp-sized lots providing just enough room… Continue reading Container Gardening
February 2nd is Groundhog Day. February is the end of hibernation for Groundhogs and the beginning of mating season. Groundhog Day celebrates this rodent because rumor has it they can predict the future. Whether or not the Groundhog sees its shadow we’ll either have another 6 weeks of Winter or Spring is right around the… Continue reading Groundhogs and Your Garden
Our Oxford snowstorm coated my garden. I am looking forward to the spring. Azaleas, Rosemary, Liriope muscari, Hydrangeas, a hedgerow and my fave sunshine chairs.
Not all sunflowers produce seeds. Sad, but true. Mine are drying up and hopefully I’ll have seeds beneath the pollinating flowers.
My dog loves to walk through my Hosta garden. I was taking pictures of the blooms and, thinking I had the perfect shot of a single flower, found a surprise: a piece of dog hair hanging from the flower. Enjoy the photo. Below it is a retake sans hair. My Hostas are growing well but… Continue reading Hostas
Having flowers grow under your bird feeder adds to the excitement of summer and birdwatching. I have a mix of sunflower and other seeds in my feeder which hangs next to a Hummingbird feeder. The seeds fall to the ground daily as birds visit and pull out what they want to eat. Some ground feeders,… Continue reading Bird Feeder Gardening
It’s no secret that you can change the color of your hydrangeas. White stays white so when making a purchase decide first what colors are important to you. The other colors (blue and pink) are changeable on any plant. The pH in your garden’s soil determines the color, so if your soil is alkaline, your… Continue reading Hydrangeas
The New Orleans French Quarter is a beautiful garden spot. You can usually find balconies lined with hanging plants or window boxes attached to the railings. Morning walks along the streets can force you to either carry an umbrella or watch for water falling from newly watered planters above you. There are gardeners that decorate… Continue reading Gardening with Pool Noodles