Promises

The little lime tree that I planted three years ago teased me last year with its blossoms that never came to fruition. Soon after I saw them, we had a significant windstorm that blew them all off. This year I have high hopes that I will see fruit, however, partly because I have been tending to the tree more, and partly because there are many more blossoms than I saw last year, along with considerable new growth showing....more

Five Magnificent Flower Wedding Trends for 2015

It’s officially 2015! You’re wedding isn’t that far away—it’ll be here before you know it!—and you really need to decide what you’re going to do about flowers. There’s so many ways to decorate weddings with flowers and the array of colors are never in short supply. Maybe it would help you make a decision if you explored a few flower wedding trends for 2015....more

still bloomin'

Fall likes to baby us and coddle us with her colors and temps, practically making promises that it will all be green again before she hands it all off to Old Man Winter. He's a real cranky ass, ain't he? He'll have me huddled over myself with a rigid back, and my hands in any pocket I can find for warmth, while he blows arctic air in my face. Rude....more

Foto Friday - Black and White, Round 2

I clearly love black and white photography. I love it so much that in the same month of the first post with black and white photos, I’m doing a second! Except this time, it’s not just a mish-mash of black and white; it’s all flowers.Enjoy!...more

Morning Glories

I was stopped in traffic.  Shocking, I know.In a drainage ditch, a patch of beautiful morning glories.  Right there…..8 blooms.  All open.  In a nasty rain run-off ditch on I-65 South.Flourishing.I smiled.  Yep, I did.  Those beautiful flowers opened wide on a nice cool morning.  Reaching for the sun.  Happy flowers....more

Come Meander Through My Gardens

 An  ALMOST Wordless Wednesday post Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.  Luther Burbank The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.  Gertrude Jekyll...more

The Golden Hour

Last night was one of those gorgeous nights.  The kind that makes me want to go off into the middle of the woods somewhere and just wander.Or at least, to the trail by my parents' house that I spent so much of my time at in high-school. After the storm ended - the rain stopped falling and the thunder quieted to a distant rumble - the air surrounding my little town turned almost golden, and there was a softness that I've been looking for all week. ...more

Tiger Lillies Usher in July's Heat and Passion and Usher Out a Misfit Chorus of Inner Critics

And just like that -- the tiger lilies bloom -- ushering in July's heat and passion....more

Friday Favorites

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A Work in Progress

Every morning, when I get home from driving William to school, I get out of my car, start, walking toward the house, and then stop and stand staring like an idiot at my garden.  My neighbors probably think I’m crazy (actually, they already have plenty of other reasons to think that)....more