Category: Garden

Hello Beauti-Fall and Autumn Inspiration

Hello Beauti-Fall. . . You’re my favorite season and I’m glad you’re finally here! I’ve been counting down the days to your arrival and ready for a harvest of apples, leaves, pumpkins! Easy DIY Fall Harvest Arrangement Ready for cooler temperatures. . . Looking forward to your colors and textures. . . Fall boating and picnic weather.…

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…

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…

Public Service Annoucement: Plant a Limelight Hydrangea…or Five

This is a public service announcement: If you’re looking for an easy to grow, low maintenance shrub in your garden that will provide you with both beautiful cut and dried flowers, plant a Limelight Hydrangea! I have five Limelight hydrangeas planted around the Potting Shed. ‘Limelight’ is a paniculata hydrangea with panicle-shaped flower heads that grow…