When you read this, I will probably be on a plane on my way to my first Garden Bloggers Fling in Washington, D.C. I am so excited to spend time with other garden-loving folks while walking through amazing public and private gardens in the nation’s capitol, Maryland and Virginia. And I can’t wait to share… Continue reading Walk through my Early Summer Landscape
A few weeks ago, someone visiting one of my neighbors walked over to my house while I was out working in the garden. “Your garden is so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the backyard,” she said. As she started walking toward the back, I stepped in front of her. “The back is a mess,”… Continue reading My Garden is a Mess – A Poem
I love purple. I typically can’t get enough purple flowers, purple foliage, and purple pots. I had every intention of welcoming guests to our home this summer with a front porch packed with purple. And then it happened. Our order of tropical plants arrived at work. While unwrapping mandevillas winding their way up trellises and… Continue reading Front Porch Tropical Paradise
Today is National Gardening Exercise Day. Observed every year on June 6, it encourages gardeners to increase the physical benefits already realized from gardening by adding a few stretches here and a couple squats there. Who needs a gym membership when the garden is just outside the door? It has all the equipment and activities… Continue reading Exercise in the garden today!
A couple days ago, I sat on my front porch looking out over a pot filled with Antique Shades pansies and breathed in the heavenly fragrance of the Judd viburnum right behind. I marveled at the beauty of the crabapple’s dark pink buds beginning to open, revealing pristine white flowers. I decided to walk through… Continue reading Walk through my Spring Landscape