Six on Saturday pictures should be a relief from the serious news around the globe. More so are the actual flowers blooming in our yards, neighborhoods, and regions. My top picture is a gumpo azalea that's just beginning to bloom. I think the name is "Frosted Orange." It reminds me of the Dreamsicle frozen treats … Continue reading Flowers In The Time Of Coronavirus
The trees are greening up pretty quickly now. The view from our deck is a jillion shades of green, as we look into our woods beyond the fence. My husband said this week, "The Lord must love the color green, since He made so much of it." We aren't venturing out of the yard much, … Continue reading Six on Saturday: It’s Officially Spring
I’m disappointed with my azaleas’ performance this year. They haven’t made the big “ta-dah!” that they’ve shown in the past. Some haven’t fully bloomed yet, and some have already faded. Well, I’ll share what I’ve got with you because, in the wake of this virus thing, we need some beauty to remind us that all … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Azaleas etc.
We all love the idea of potential. Whether it's the dream of a starry eyed girl looking at her future husband, or when we are buying a "fixer upper" house, the hope of what will be is a motivator. I see early spring buds in the garden like that. It's that "almost" stage before the … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Best Buds
As the sun was just coming up through the trees, I walked around the yard this morning. I'm sure most of you gardeners do the same thing. Every day there's something new to see, if you look closely enough. My little camellia shrub is blooming profusely now, but mainly around the middle. I planted it … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Walk Around the Yard 2.15.2020
It may still be winter, but February is not without interesting color on the US Gulf Coast. Last week, I was breathlessly anticipating the opening of the first bud on my back camellia. It finally happened on Thursday. I think the name is Crimson King or something like that. These big blossoms are truly royal. … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Early February Flowers
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, February 2nd, where, according to tradition and superstition, if a groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. Never mind that spring is already on the calendar on March 20th. Groundhog or not, I'm already anticipating spring. Our last frost occurs, … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Anticipation