Hello, beautiful October! So happy to see you! The morning air has a bit of crispness, and the sunlight has softened. There's a definite slowing in the garden, but it never stops. It's 24/7/365 in Zone 8b. It looks like we have a bumper crop of acorns on the oaks surrounding my yard. I'll be … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: October 1, 2022
SIX ON SATURDAY: On Second Thought
I was going to skip Six on Saturday today. The garden is bedraggled as the beauties of summer are fading. Looking around the yard, I see a liminal phase that could be identified as entering a time of rest or the chaos of deteriorating glory. But this morning, I went out back with Shep around … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: On Second Thought
SIX ON SATURDAY: All Critters Great and Small
I'm taking a little detour from the usual Saturday flowers to show other garden occupants. My walks and my working reveal these critters with whom I must coexist. All of them are relatively harmless, and I prefer to leave them alone unless I need to occupy the same space as they do. I'll spare you … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: All Critters Great and Small
Six on Saturday: September 10, 2022
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
Parts of My Life
For over fifty years, I have spent a lot of my life in service to the Lord. I’m rather proud of my efforts and accomplishments. And therein lies the problem. I’m at a stage where I’m not as active as I used to be for various reasons. After all, I’m knocking on Seventy’s door. But … Continue reading Parts of My Life
Six on Saturday 9/3/2022
As we ease into autumn, not much is happening in the garden right now. I’ve been recovering from Covid, so I haven’t spent much time tending to things out there. I’m regaining my strength and know I have a lot to tackle, but I’m just not ready yet. Summer flowers are fading, but I’ve seen … Continue reading Six on Saturday 9/3/2022
SIX ON SATURDAY: It’s a Jungle Out There!
Take a walk with me today. As I show you my very wet, subtropical garden, you’ll notice the overgrown shrubs and plants that have been thriving this summer. The top photo highlights gingers covering a camellia and some azaleas. Of course, they’ll die back after the first frost, but for now, I love the layered … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: It’s a Jungle Out There!