Six On Saturday: The Home Edition

Weather: 48 degrees and rainy………….Good Morning! We are getting a good rain this morning, so it’s a good thing we got a lot done yesterday in the garden. I do not know how there could possibly be a leaf left on the ground, but we sacked another 4 bags yesterday and pruned and raked and…

Six On Saturday: Now Where Were We?

Good morning SOS friends! It has been a beautiful week in the 70’s here! Yikes, that is very warm for this time of year! So, we have been making hay while the sun shines so to speak……….well mostly raking and pruning and raking and digging and hauling ……. My camellias are all in fine form……this…

Six On Saturday: Is It Spring Yet?

We’ve been busy in the garden this week! At the end of every day we had this look! We went plant hunting……and now in my hallway, we are growing these, since the weather turned cold for a few days……. and my favorite plant that just kept speaking to me at the garden center……….BananAppeal! The Featured…

Six On Saturday: My Eye Is On You!

And you, and you, and you! In the past weeks I have written about a critter or critters or bugs eating my pansies……..The bugs were earwigs and thanks to the Propagator, who told me that I had earwigs in my pansies, I soon remedied that problem, I think.  But, I also had mature big plants…

Six On Saturday: What I Could Be Doing Today

Helloooo to all my SOS friends……The weather has been cold, rainy and gloomy, so I have been doing my best to prepare for Spring! I am turning over a new leaf, so to speak. I have decided to compost this year. Well, let me clarify. I am going to compost in my own back yard…….the…

Six On Saturday: Books and Gardens or Gardens and Books?

When I left on vacation one year I looked over my list and just glanced at a title I had placed in my wish list book pile. So I downloaded The Butterfly Garden by Dot Richardson, not bothering to read an excerpt, believing I had done so before I put it on my wish list and just…

Six On Saturday, What’s New With You This Year?

Happy New Year to all my SOS friends! It is good to be back in the swing of things! I finally know what day it is! To mark the occasion I went out into my garden this morning in my pjs to take some photos! The good thing is my neighbors were already up and at ’em…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Help Wanted

Good Morning everyone! If we were having coffee this morning you would have to join me in the bedroom……….I had surgery on my spine Friday, and it will be about 4 weeks before I am back to the new me! So, of course the spring bulbs arrived on Thursday.  I need 145 bulbs plus planted….

Six On Saturday: It’s All Purpley Today In the Garden

A new addition to my garden this year is the Agapanthus……The dark purple “Storm Cloud” is just now blooming……. The “Indigo Frost” has bloomed twice already! Here is the Agapanthus bud…… Another new addition is the allium, “Millennium.” It is my first time for allium too and I wish I had bought more………… The tucked…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Do You See Anything?

Good Morning everyone! We would be having coffee this morning, but I am busy looking for something! There is supposed to be seven tons of Tennessee Old Orchard field stone sitting at the end of my driveway……..  Do You see anything? Maybe we should get up closer in case we are missing something………. Nope, nothing…

Six On Saturday: My Garden Porch and a Few Good Reads

Sometimes it’s just nice to sit in my indoor garden porch and watch the world go by……..surrounded by all things gardening……….. Then cozy up with a good gardening book or magazine………like Cottage Living (I have every issue from the first) Or read a book or two………notice my sprout page markers? My favorite garden author (this…

WeekendCoffeeShare: In the Garden on Sunday

Come join me on the porch this morning for some coffee! What shall we drink today? How about Dark Side of the Moon, with notes of sweet chocolate, caramel and toast? Oh, that sounds perfect this morning! I am getting ready to hit the road for the summer……. but before I go, I get all…

Six On Saturday: My Cottage Garden

Here is my SOS of the End Cottage garden…………..The spiderwort is spidering……. The shrub roses are rosing……… The catmint is minting……… The peonies have peonied……… The honeysuckle is honeying out on the fence……….. and the dwarf shrub roses are showing off the salvia………. See you in a garden next week! What are you showing for…

WeekendCoffeeShare: The Garden Chalkboard

Good Morning! Let’s sit on the porch this morning with a hand roasted cup of Bearded Lady Blend; that would be with notes of (as the brewers say)  Molasses, Cocoa, Ginger, Cherry and a nutty flavor! Oh my! What a way to start the morning off! As you all probably know by now my summer…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Will It Ever Stop Raining?

Good Morning! Let’s have coffee on the porch this morning, since it is bright and sunny! At least for awhile! It has rained and rained and rained everyday! My flowers look fabulous in spots and are drowning in other spots, but that is nature…………. I’m playing with my favorite Apps this morning so spare me…