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
Wisteria is a sign of Spring. Long, tall vines stretch up the sides of trees of all kinds. Dormant in the winter, trees with these vines can look like a scary monster with the dusk sky lit up in the background. Vines covering the trees take over the branches and connect one tree to another… Continue reading Wisteria
We’ve had quite a bustle in our hedgerow this weekend. After I added an extra bird feeder near the azaleas, the neighborhood birds have been feasting like crazy. Cardinals, Titmouse, Yellow Finch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Towhee and more have made my yard their dining room. Placing the feeder near the hedgerow of azaleas provides… Continue reading Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow?
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.
Sea Grapes, or Cocoloba uvifera, are a beautiful tropical plant that is not frost hardy so you can only find it in southern parts of Florida and the Caribbean although I’ve seen them a little farther north. Sea Grapes are used, like sea oats, to maintain beaches and control erosion. Sea Grapes also provide shelter… Continue reading Growing Sea Grapes
Sometimes the unexpected appears in your garden. You thought you planted tulips from bulbs a friend gave you and you got daffodils. The mums you thought died a few years ago suddenly resurface, because you really didn’t take the time to remove the plant from the garden. For me, while I labored over taking out… Continue reading How Did That Get There???
My husband and I walked our dog early this morning and saw several neighbors outside working on their homes, painting front doors, pruning bushes, mulching, cutting grass. One was even moving; sold their house and moving to the new one in time to celebrate Rebel football. Each neighbor was working hard getting their To Do… Continue reading Gardening and College Football
I have 25 Azaleas in my backyard and one decided to bloom in late July.
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