Banana peppers were picked this week and turned red on the windowsill. I am sure they’ll be sweeeet. Heirloom tomatoes including a large Bull’s Heart and an adorable mini cinderella… [Read More] about Something for Dinner from the Garden
Strolling around the garden with my camera. The fence on the west side of the garden is blooming with trumpet vines. I haven’t seen a lot of butterflies this spring… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Strolling the Garden
I bought this rose about 9 years ago and it has been planted in this clay pot ever since. I occasionally add some compost as a top dressing, and toss… [Read More] about Rosarian Needed: Can You Identify this Rose?
Tonight I prepared a delicious organic meal from the garden. A few days ago, I picked the first two Viva Italia tomatoes, along with some fresh Cameo basil and Millionaire… [Read More] about Pasta with Garden Fresh Roma Tomatoes and Eggplant
Here is the first bloom of my Albert Greenberg water lily in the stock tank pond. Usually the first blooms are very vibrant and rich in color and this one… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Albert Greenberg Water Lily Blooms
Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers. If you are new to container gardening, you may find this Container Garden Basics post helpful. I wrote it for Buchanan’s Native Plants this week. It… [Read More] about Container Gardens: Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers
Roadside plant envy got me one day last fall. As I drove past a nearby subdivision entrance, I saw this lovely coleus mound growing in the island bed. I don’t… [Read More] about Roadside Plant Pinch Pays Off
Little Rock, Arkansas. Last time I was there was in the 70’s on a road trip to the Northeast. A few months ago, I was invited to attend a 2… [Read More] about Visit to P. Allen Smith Garden Home Retreat
Today is the first day of our Garden2blog event in Little Rock Arkansas hosted by P Allen Smith. Last night we all had some tense moments at the Capital Hotel… [Read More] about Garden2blog event begins!
Gazania striped (Gazania rigens) is an exotic flowering annual. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. It is drought-tolerant which will be a big help this summer in… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Gazing at Gazania
Heads up! While photographing the nursery at Buchanan’s Native Plants this week, I captured so many beautiful pieces of statuary and it reminded me how important these are in creating… [Read More] about Heads Up: Focus on Statuary
Magnolia blooms are beautiful from any distance, but when you look closely you can appreciate the complexity in these majestic flowers. Oh and they’re fragrant too.