I started my morning walk around the yard, taking my usual route. Not that I always make the circuit from right to left, but Shep seems to prefer this direction. So I started down the narrow path between the nandinas and the flower bed, just past the new wooden gate. I had to move some … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Plus a Couple More
You're busy; I'm busy. How about a quick six today? These flowers are blooming in my garden today. The top row is (left to right): 1. Magnolia "Jane" just opening 2. Southern Indica Azalea "Mrs. G.G. Gerbing 3. Southern Indica Azalea "Pride of Mobile. The bottom row shows 4. Southern Indica Azalea "Formosa" 5. "Tete-a-tete" … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Quick Six March 5, 2022
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
There are several sources of sweetness in the air right now. I love the scent of all of these, but their pollen can trigger allergies too. There's always a catch, isn't there? The top photo is honeysuckle, growing along the roadsides everywhere. The migrating hummingbirds have been enjoying its nectar for a couple of weeks. … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Sweet May
Today’s post is short and sweet. Between thunderstorms and well, life, I’ve been planting my recent purchases. I can catch you up on some of that next week. The garden is in transition between spring and summer flowering shrubs and perennials. Buds are everywhere. The promises of May look very good. This one collage will … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: Just Buds