Scabiosa atropurpurea sounds more like a disease than a flower. 'Snow Maiden' is actually one of the most elegant and classy annuals you can grow in my area. Also known as Pincushion Flower, 'Snow Maiden' is a beautiful cluster of soft white petals that is attractive to bees and butterflies. Earlier this year I … Continue reading Snow Maiden
Seriously, how did it get to be December? It was literally summer and then just like that it was winter again and I'm putting up Christmas decorations! Honestly, I do not know what happened to Fall! As such, nothing was done in the garden. Well, the deer did more than their fair share to help … Continue reading December????
I'm still not sure what happened to Spring. The calendar says summer is tomorrow but it's felt like summer for a few weeks now. And that's after a horrendous Winter that pretty much skipped Spring. That meant I lost all of April which is when I do most of my garden clean up so I'm … Continue reading Two Days till Summer!
I may have grown up on the east coast but I've lived in Wisconsin for most of my life and I totally consider myself a Midwest girl. My German immigrant parents landed in NJ in 1956 but when my dad retired, they were Florida bound without any hesitation. So I now get to spend several … Continue reading Florida…a Love/Hate thing!
In the US we have this crazy thing called Ground Hog Day. You know, the day when the furry little rodent pops out of his cozy Winter hideaway to have a look see. If he sees his shadow on the morning of February 2nd he heads right back down and hits the snooze for another … Continue reading Ground Hogs, Candlemas, Galanthus nivalis and 6 more weeks of Winter!
Today is National Poinsettia day! How appropriate it is that it falls on Garden Bloggers Bloom day. Even better, I'm here in Florida visiting my mom so I get to see Poinsettias everywhere...outside! This afternoon my mom and I visited Lukas Nursery in Oviedo and saw an amazing selection! If I lived in Florida I … Continue reading Garden Bloggers Bloom Day