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
The late Ryan Gainey had called Fall the "forgotten season" in the garden. He was an advocate for all fall blooms, especially chrysanthemum and asters. I was lucky enough to find his 4 namesake mums at the wonderful Woodlands Plant Sale and added them to the garden to commemorate his passing. And, of course, enjoy … Continue reading Setting expectations
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
A Peach Drift Star Rose in a rare Atlanta frost I distinctly remember a quiet morning, tea mug in hand. I was sitting in my living room and read an article about rose care in the South. The garden was a completed mud pit, a disaster I wanted to avoid even looking at. So … Continue reading About passion that finds you
When we started our search for a new house, a place our little boy could call home, all I really requested was a garden. A large garden. And we found it. The property had been untouched for almost 10 years, overgrown with Bamboo and about any invasive plant and weeds we have here in Georgia … Continue reading A New Garden