Tag: mandevilla

“Growing” Flowers and Summer Blooms Around The Potting Shed

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! We enjoyed a Red, White, and Blue Ridge Getaway for the 4th of July holiday, and now I’m playing catch up in ‘the garden of weedin’. In addition to the weeds growing, the Limelight hydrangeas burst into bloom while we were away. I have 5 Limelight hydrangeas planted…

Garden Blooms Around the Potting Shed

Grab your mug of coffee or tea and take a walk with me to see how things are growing around the Potting Shed. You can find me out here early mornings and in the evenings. You’re welcome to help me water, deadhead, prune and weed while you’re here too. ;) The window boxes have filled in…

Potting Shed: Fall Window Boxes and Pumpkins

I’m adding a little bit of fall and pumpkins around the Potting Shed! It’s starting to feel like fall here in North Carolina! Our daytime temperatures are in the 70s, dipping down to 40s and 50s at night. There’s nothing like the early morning nip in the air after a long summer of energy-zapping heat and humidity to…

After the Rain: Summer Blooms Around the Potting Shed

A week of much-needed rain and storms brought us some welcome relief from the August heat after a dry summer. Normally by this time in August, the garden has gone to pot. ;) It’s amazing what rain showers can do for the garden as opposed to daily watering with a hose. The mandevilla vine planted on a trellis between…

A New Red Bench & Blooms Around the Potting Shed

 Are you staying cool this summer? We’ve had typical July weather~ hot and humid with temperatures in the 90s. I’m usually out the door at sun up to walk the dogs and then watering and on to other gardening chores and errands, so I can retreat back to the comfort of the A/C by noon to avoid the…

Gardening on Wheels: A Bicycle Built for Planting

I’m gardening on wheels with a bicycle built for planting! I picked up a vintage Schwinn Breeze bicycle last fall, for the bargain price of three pumpkins. She’s planted by my Potting Shed and parked by a salvaged chimney pot that’s home to a Kimberley Queen fern. I placed a coir liner in her basket and filled it with a combination…