It has been a month since I posted a blog, so I’ll show you double the photos today, but will try to keep the commentary brief. The Gulf Coast has had some roller coaster weather over the last four weeks, with five nights of hard freezes in the week before Christmas, then up to almost … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: Seeing Double
Christmas Cheer is the name of these three Kureme azaleas. I've had them for about 30 years, and they've never bloomed at Christmastime - until this year. I'm delighted, but the recent weather has them so confused since they're usually Spring bloomers. This Encore azalea is not confused. It blooms periodically all year and has … Continue reading Six On Saturday: December Highlights
Yall really don’t want to see my garden today for Six on Saturday. It’s a cold, windy day in South Alabama, and several light freezes have decimated the tropicals. I have lots of clean-up to do, so I’ll take you back there another day. Wouldn’t you rather see what the professionals can do? So on … Continue reading Bellingrath Gardens Winter Walk
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