Ah, September! Finally, there’s a hint of Fall in the air. Not much, mind you, but enough to breathe a sigh of relief from the relentless heat and humidity of the long summer. The garden is transitioning too. The top photo shows my flaming firespikes, glowing red and attracting hummingbirds to the area. On cue, … Continue reading Six on Saturday: September 10, 2022
The garden is mostly green this time of year, but I’ve pulled together six shots of color to share today. From top left, going clockwise: Encore azalea Autumn Amythest 2. White zinnias at night (with a little orange peeping around the edge) 3. Purple torenia over Lemon Crème coneflowers 4. The hot colors of gaillardia … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Mid-August Quick Six
The summer of 1969 was a year of great upheaval in the world. Most teenagers I knew were pretty oblivious to national and world events. I turned sixteen in February, and like my friends, my self-centered focus was on going places to do fun things. And yet, the world screamed for attention. Richard Nixon became … Continue reading “A Magnificent Desolation”
Top row: Phantom hydrangea, single daisy, Hidden ginger Bottom row: Limelight hydrangea, Purple coneflowers, Black-eyed Susans Have a blessed week! Shalom, Dottie
Along the Coastal South of the United States, spring has definitely sprung. Although it’s possible to have another freeze, we also have some days in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The plants have gotten the message, especially the weeds. Today, I’ll review what has been happening in February in my garden. The weed vs. … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Spring is Here!
Yall really don’t want to see my garden today for Six on Saturday. It’s a cold, windy day in South Alabama, and several light freezes have decimated the tropicals. I have lots of clean-up to do, so I’ll take you back there another day. Wouldn’t you rather see what the professionals can do? So on … Continue reading Bellingrath Gardens Winter Walk
After a stormy start to this week, the past few days have been spectacular. Mid 70s, very low humidity (rare!), sunny with a little breeze. This is as good as it gets here, so I’m taking advantage by staying outside as much as possible. I’ve worked a little, sat a lot, and thanked the Lord … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Almost Too Perfect