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
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
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
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!
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
Today’s title comes from a line in an old gospel hymn by Thomas Dorsey, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” The lyrics say: Precious Lord, take my hand Lead me on. Let me stand. I am tired. I am weak. I am worn. Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on by the light. Take … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Tired, Weak, Worn
I'm closing out the month showing a variety of fungi I found during our very wet July. The heat, humidity, and overabundance of rain have provided a welcoming environment. The different colors and shapes fascinate me. The last time I was in a local bookstore, I picked up a reference book on mushrooms to identify … Continue reading Six on Saturday: July Fungi