Category: Garden

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…

Bees, Garden Blooms and Squirrel Wars

How’s your garden growing? It seems to be feast or famine with Mother Nature in the rain department. The last couple of years we’ve fluctuated from moderate to severe drought conditions resulting in low lake levels. This year, the lake is at full pond and rising from a very wet spring and more rain in…