Category: Flowers

Floral Friday: Fall Apples and Sunflower Arrangement

Fall officially arrives Saturday for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere and I’ve been counting down the days to my favorite season since July! While there is still plenty of summer weather ahead of us in North Carolina, I’m ready for a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu! In…

Fall Planting for Summer Blooms: Daylilies + Giveaway

If you’re looking for a perennial that is low-maintenance, blooms repeatedly for years with little attention, tolerates the heat and drought and a wide variety of soil conditions, look no further than the daylily! Daylilies are known for their hardiness and their big, colorful blooms. The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day”…

In the Garden: Monarchs, Milkweed, Ladybugs and Aphids

It’s always a happy day in the garden when I spy a butterfly, especially a Monarch! Sunny ‘Hello Yellow’ Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) attracts lots of butterflies.  It also supplies us with volunteer plants that germinate in the spring from drifting seeds. Milkweed is the only host plant for Monarchs as the caterpillars feed exclusively on…

10 Must-Try DIYs and ‘Before and After’ Projects

Happy Monday! I’m sharing my Top 10 Must-Try DIYs and “Before and After” Projects! Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is celebrating her 500th Metamorphosis Monday! Metamorphosis Monday, along with Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP, were the first link parties I joined 8 years ago when I started blogging and it continues to be weekly…

Anyone Can Be A Gardener: Garden Hose Wreath for the Potting Shed

Happy Wednesday! I’m spending most of my free time weeding, watering and puttering around the Potting Shed. I decided my shed front door was in need of a fresh and updated blooming wreath! I dismantled my Garden Hose Wreath with Blooming Wellies last year to use the tools and the wellies. I decided the bright green colored…

Late Summer Garden Update: Winged Beauties, Blooms & Bunnies Around the Potting Shed

I’ve been stalking butterflies, hummingbirds and moths with my camera lately. They provide some welcome color in the heat of summer when the flowers are waning and add another dimension to the garden.  I’m all aflutter over these winged beauties blooming in the garden! Warning photo heavy post ahead. . .🦋🌸🦋🌺🦋 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is…