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?
Flowers in my Garden
The verdict is in. Thunbergia battiscombei, also known as Blue Boy, Blue Glory, Clock Vine is a winner in my garden. It has survived the past two winters and has… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Blue Boy Vine
Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) have been visiting the milkweed plant in my flower garden this month. When I bought the milkweed plant in late spring, I did not realize there… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Monarchs Butterflies, Caterpillars and Milkweed
Bees. For some… it can send them running in the opposite direction. For me, it sends me running in with my camera. My Garden Insectary is a magnet for bees… [Read More] about Bee Happy
I‘ve taken a break from blogging this month to catch up on a few projects at work. With the relentless heat I’ve found it best to spend time working on… [Read More] about Photos from the Garden This Month
White Butterfly Ginger or simply Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium) has been blooming all month after the recent rains. It prefers a more shady location with dappled sunlight and moist soil…. [Read More] about Macro Monday 11/23: Ginger Snaps
Happy Bloom Day. Air Plant Tillandsia blooming after the October rains. The heavenly scent of this butterfly ginger Hedychium coronarium. Lantana “Dallas Red” Lantana camara Firebush Hamelia patens Intoxicating Night… [Read More] about Bloom Day: November 15th
Happy Bloom Day! Gerber Daisies are blooming again. With the slightly cooler weather and welcomed rains, my Gerber Daisies have perked up. The zinnias at my mailbox are blooming too…. [Read More] about Bloom Day October 15
Visit Macro Monday to view some very interesting close ups and if you have some macro shots to share, join in the fun. Macro Monday features closeup shots in the… [Read More] about Macro Monday 10/12: Mandevilla sanderei
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I bought this thorny rose at a local garden center about 10 years ago. The tag is long gone. It has been planted in a large clay pot on my… [Read More] about Identify This Neglected Rose