I admit I never have had much luck with winter gardens. The climate stays nice enough here to keep some things, like cabbage, kale, carrots and spinach, going all winter. But I tend to pay little attention to them, instead focusing my efforts on indoor tasks. That usually led to an abundance of kale, who … Continue reading Tuesday Quick tip – Companion Planting for cabbage
Ah - I shall regret these word before the month is over, but why, oh, why another cold snap. And more rain. I had just considered putting the sweaters away for the year, as I am greeted by frigid temperatures on my morning walk through the garden. The flower seedlings in the basement were going … Continue reading The State of the Garden – Roses Finally!
Roses are my greatest joy in the garden, and also the plant most admired by visitors and fellow gardeners alike.However, they can look a little leggy, especially in the southern summer heat. So I set out to find some quick growing solutions. And since I have a few more roses then most, it had to … Continue reading Tuesday Quick Tip – Green Border
You may not be aware, but yesterday was one of my favorite holidays. It was "the roses have arrived" day. I personally declare it a holiday. I try to make it a Christmas tradition, to ask for roses from my husband. Around November, the David Austin Catalog lays in the mailbox and I start marking … Continue reading The State of the Garden – A Happy Weekend
The greatest joy are those plants in my garden that I have grown from seed. And I grow a lot of them. Almost all my vegetable plants, with he exception of bell peppers and eggplants, start from seed right in my basement. This year I am also trying to start a number of annual and … Continue reading Tuesday Quick Tip – DIY Seed Pot
Sometimes life gets busy without advanced notice. A sick child and a sick dog make for one tiered gardener. So a quick look into my own garden will hopefully hold you over to more exciting times. Here it is, Lakeshore Garden still waiting for it's summer glory, but with lovely signs of spring in every … Continue reading Lakeshore Garden – End of Month
I didn't know of Camellias until I moved to the South. In my home garden, Camellias are traded as indoor plants at best. Usually they are not traded at all. Then one day about 11 years ago, I almost caused a crash driving though a quiet neighborhood. In the middle of winter, in this quiet … Continue reading Inspired from a distance
It is that time of year in Atlanta, the hardest of my gardening days. A little voice in my head keeps whispering - go! Go and plant those seeds, go and put those seedlings out, go and bring out the hoses and hook up the irrigation system. But I must be patient.... The days are … Continue reading The Virtue of Patience
Some pictures of what is blooming in the garden right now.
With all the wonderful weather, I have been itching to get out in the garden and welcome spring. Luckily it was just the right time to start some early vegetable seeds and plant some new additions to the fruit family. With the nice sunshine, good rain and cool night temperatures I wanted to get a … Continue reading Hopefully Fruitful