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
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.
Last fall, I did a blog about a wildflower walk and posted photos of some autumn-blooming native plants in my area. Since spring is popping out all over, it's time to do a new wildflower post. Of course, you can call them weeds, but not today. In March, we turn our attention to Irish lore … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Spring Wildflowers
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
Today I'm completing my favorite pictures from 2019, since I couldn't confine my favorites to just six last week. Even choosing twelve is hard. However, a new year is ahead of us wih great possibilities. This is a view of the southeast corner of the yard in July. It's filled with flowering shrubs, but the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: More Review of 2019