My front camellia has not been doing well this season. Part of it has died, but one shoot remains and has bloomed infrequently since October. There a still a few buds left to open. I've introduced my Twitter friends to Queen Bessie, but I'm happy to show her to you today. I bought and planted … Continue reading Six on Saturday: A Quick Six
This week in the garden.
As I write this, it’s a drizzly, dreary first day of January on the Gulf Coast. Although I’m still dealing with a few technical issues, I can finally write blog posts again for my WordPress site. That being the case, I’ll show you the current state of my garden. I’ll start with the top photo … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: January 1, 2022
In preparation for the blog post on K. Sawada, I took a field trip to a local Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful February day, perfect for spending time walking through their Winter Garden area. As I mentioned before, that section was named in memory of Mr. Sawada and showcases many of his camellias. However, … Continue reading Walk Around the Winter Garden
Through the winter months, pansies and violas do the heavy lifting in my flower beds. They give cheerful color to spaces where summer annuals have died, and perennials have gone dormant. They are also showy enough to distract from the layers of oak leaves that continue to fall through early spring. I put some in … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Pretty Pansies and Violas
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
I mentioned last Saturday that I just play at gardening. It's a hobby more than a necessity, and I said we'd starve if we had to live on what I grow. There's no plowed rectangle with neatly lined rows. But you will find some herbs tucked among the flowers or flowers tucked among the vegetables. … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Winter Veggies