Jannie Vaught Most of the stone fruit trees are budding and many in flower. The Blue Bonnets are showing with their bright blue sparkles. I didn’t realize how color hungry I had become, then the first flowers and the Bonnets show and I think I’ve been living in black and white. I have 2 subjects […]
This year’s wildflower super bloom display in Southern California is so breathtaking, it’s drawing too many visitors. Faced with traffic jams, crushed flowers and overflowing public toilets, authorities temporarily closed access to Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore to the swarms of tourists who’d flocked there to take the perfect Instagram picture of those bright orange…
I mentioned to Christina during the week that the only blues blooming in the garden at the moment were a few Anemone blanda; however, rambling to find material for today’s vase has not only proved me wrong but shows that I don’t know my garden as intimately as I thought I did! However, as the […]
It’s March and Becky from The Life Of B is hosting a new, month-long challenge. This month’s topic is spiky and the only real rule is that the main picture must be a square shape. Please join in if you’re feeling at all spiky!
Heyrick Greatorex, our first known snowdrop breeder, was responsible for a series of hybrids known as the Greatorex doubles. Unlike the common, bee-made, short, dumpling-style nivalis doubles, Greatorex’s doubles dangle large, skirted flowers from tall scapes. Introduced during the 1940s and 50s (Heyrick Greatorex died in 1954), their vigour has carried most of them through […]
We’ve had so much snow and cold temps lately that I’m wondering if I’ll see greenery or flowers before June. In an effort to hasten Spring’s much anticipated arrival, I thought a few sentinels of Spring were in order! The perfume wafting through the livingroom from the hyacinth plant is intoxicating!
Water Buttons are a native of South Africa, but naturalised in all Australian states and New Zealand. These hairless, low-growing, perennial herbs flower in Winter and Spring and grow on a range of soils from sandy loam to clay, but are restricted to wet soils that are periodically flooded according to Mr Google. They generally […]
Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic The fragrant yellow bells of Carolina Jessamine vine are a sure sign of spring.
November in the south of Australia means the arrival of long awaited peony blooms in florists and cool climate gardens. It is one of our favourite times of the year when peonies and roses are both in bloom! we are always on the hunt for beautiful open gardens and flower farms so when we came…
with their erratic flight and soft buzzing she was hypnotized by the bees