Tag: Angelonia

Gardener’s Recipe for Planting Summer Annuals

 My Gardener’s Recipe for planting is one I follow every year: One Part Soil Two Parts Water Three Parts Wishful Thinking. I’m always thrilled to see blooms return in the spring, a mini miracle after our drought and long hot summer last year! We planted three oakleaf hydrangeas last spring, all receiving the same amount of planting…

Ready to Garden: Itchy Palms and Spring Planting!

Are your palms itching to dig in the dirt and fill your containers and beds with spring and summer annuals? Our frost date in North Carolina is April 15th but we all know how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. I learned the hard way not be tempted by all the beautiful flowers arriving in the garden centers in March and early…

Window Dressing for the Potting Shed

I’ve been busy planting and adding a little window dressing to the Potting Shed! My hubby hung a pair of Happy Birthday Window Boxes for my Potting Shed about a month ago. The window side of my Potting Shed sat next the lake before her move and was inaccessible. I decided that side and was past due a face lift…

At the Table: Pfaltzgraff Capri Dinnerware

I’m at the table with a little red, white, blue and green and Pfaltzgraff Capri Dinnerware. Vines, flowers, and ornamental scrolls adorn the borders of the Capri dinnerware, a newly introduced pattern from Pfaltzgraff. I cut some Endless Summer Hydrangeas from the garden for some blue and red coleus stems for a centerpiece for the table. An…

A Ladder to Plant for the Potting Shed

I’ve been potting and planting around the Potting Shed! A ladder came home with me from a favorite antique mall, already painted green and shockingly close in color to the trim of my shed. { insert Twilight Zone music here } Someone along the way had added boards to the steps for extra shelf space, ideal for pots…