Category: Garden

Mindful of the Little Things: Gardenias

Happy Friday! I know the calendar page has turned to June when the gardenias are in bloom! As soon as I stepped onto the porch, their sweet fragrance wafted my way alerting me that they were in bloom before I even saw them. I wish I had a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature, so you could…

Summer Heat and Spring Flowers Around the Potting Shed

Happy Wednesday! Grab a cuppa and join me for a stroll around the Potting Shed to see what’s in bloom and buzzing with bees! This is where I spend my mornings. . . watering, weeding and deadheading.  I’ve always loved the heart-shaped foliage of caladiums. I used a combination of red and green to fill…

Buzzing with Bees + ‘Honey It’s Good’ Flower Arrangement

Think outside the vase and upcycle a vintage honey can as a vase for garden flowers. Post includes includes flower arrangement longevity tips and additional floral inspiration. Happy Monday! The garden has burst into bloom and is buzzing with bees! And I’m joining my blogging friends to share some floral inspiration and Monday Morning Blooms!…

Garden for Wildlife Month: Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

Learn how to create a habitat garden to attract birds, butterflies, and other neighborhood wildlife. It’s fun, makes a positive difference and easier than you might think.  May is my favorite gardening month, when the first flush of blooms appear and before the mercury and humidity collide to reach the ‘sweltering’ mark! And as it’s…

Spring in Bloom and Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Spring is in bloom here in North Carolina! The azaleas were perfectly in sync and timed to bloom with Easter’s arrival this year. . . I love it when it works out that way! I’m always amazed at how quickly the azaleas go from bud to bloom. . .don’t go out-of-town for…

Springing Forward and Spring in Bloom at The Butchart Gardens

The beauty of Spring in Bloom at The Butchart Gardens located near Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, one of the world’s premier “not-to-be-missed” floral show gardens with over a million bedding plants! We’re springing forward this Sunday with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time across the U.S. with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii.…

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…