Category: Garden

Slinky Hack and Trellis for a Favorite Flowering Vine

I’m sharing my favorite flowering summer vine and a creative way to help it climb that I discovered, with a Slinky! Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) is a favorite easy-to-grow flowering summer annual and an excellent climber for a trellis or fence. No relation to Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), it climbs 8 to 10 feet in…

Chalking It Up: Bees and Flowers Around the Potting Shed

I’m chalking up a little garden inspiration and words of wisdom on my Potting Shed door. . . Note to self: “The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.” ~ Mark Nepo Bees are buzzing around the Passion Flower Vine. . . The Allium. . . They’re buzzing around the…

Public Service Annoucement: Plant a Limelight Hydrangea…or Five

Plant this easy to grow, low maintenance shrub in your garden and enjoy beautiful cut and dried flowers too. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see my disclosure policy. 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…

July Garden Updates: Surprises, Volunteers and Bicycle Planter

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! Ours was a hot one with a few early morning garden chores. July is a maintenance month in the garden. . . watering, weeding, deadheading and fertilizing.  I’m dashing out the door to water and weed in the early morning hours before rushing back inside to…

Floral Friday: Pitcher Perfect Garden Blooms

Happy Friday! It’s the first Friday of the month which means I’m joining my blogging friends for another edition of Floral Friday! You can find their links for their beautiful floral inspiration and flower therapy at the bottom of this post. For this week’s Floral Friday edition, our common theme was a pitcher. I found…

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms Around the Potting Shed

Happy Wednesday! Summer arrives officially tomorrow but we’ve had summer like temperatures for weeks now. . . And it’s National Pollinator Week and I’ve been as busy as a bee trying to keep everything watered in the summer heat! We went from a very wet spring and a full pond after Subtropical Storm Alberto over…

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…

May Flowers Around the Potting Shed

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend and Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve been enjoying the May flowers courtesy of all our April showers. Come along for a little walk with me to see what’s in bloom around the Potting Shed! We’ve been in upper 80s and 90s the past week. It seems like…

Fast Growing and Low Maintenance White Spring Blooms Your Garden Needs

Fast growing and low maintenance shrubs your garden needs this spring. Happy Wednesday! Has Spring arrived in your neck of the woods? We’ve been in a state of ‘weather whiplash’ lately with rain, blustery winds, hail, freeze warnings, a tornado watch and 80 degree temperatures. . . all in one week! I’m thankful that the…

DIY Hand Stamped Garden Markers

Create hand stamped garden markers for plant identification or to add a little garden whimsy! This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see my disclosure policy. Spring seems to have finally arrived here in North Carolina and I’ve been spending my free time outdoors, doing some garden clean up and planting. I ran…