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…

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…

Six On Saturday: The Secret Gardens of the Fourth Ward

I could spend everyday going to SOMEBODY’S garden! I just love visiting gardens and never fail to come away with at least one idea for my own……..Today we are visiting the Secret Gardens of the Fourth Ward in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the mid 1800’s this area was known for it’s rough neighborhoods and bordellos….

Thursday Doors: A Few in Winchester, VA

Here a just a few doors for Norm this week! The summer months are awesome, but we are extremely busy! We seem to be traveling more and I can hardly keep up! So, today I am revealing a short and sweet version of Winchester, Virginia. This photo was taken at the Quarters on the Blandy…

#RoofSquares: A Garden on the 55th Floor

This is my first entry for Becky’s Square Challenge. This month, the square photo should be of a roof of some kind! That really is the only guideline to the Challenge: the photo needs to be a square and follow the Theme……….. A few weeks ago I attended The Secret Gardens of the Fourth Ward…

Six On Saturday: The Woodland Garden and Some

Most Saturdays (some Saturdays I have been too busy in the garden or visiting gardens) I have spent enjoying the posts from the Six on Saturday, Garden Posts…………… So, today I thought that I would jump right in with my garden at TheEndCottage………… I really like my Woodland Garden and this year it is extremely…

WeekendCoffeeShare: My Spring Garden 2018

Come in come in…….don’t worry about all the mess on the kitchen table, I’ll just move it over. Now…..what would you like to drink this morning? I have every flavor of coffee imaginable; Donut Shop, French Roast, Carmel Pie?  I’m reading the labels from the coffees……..Mocha Java, New Orleans Blend. Oh, here’s a good one!…

Columbus Georgia Botanical Garden

I’ve been busy in my gardens the last couple of weeks, hence my absence. But, I wanted to share a beautiful plot of garden in Columbus, Georgia. This is the garden and homestead of Lillie Belle Kimbrough Adams. The 22-acre piece of land has been given in her memory, by her family, to establish an…

WeekEndCoffeeShare: Snow Stuff

Well this is the Stuff, the White Stuff called SNOW! Last week we had sixty degree weather and this week , THIS!  Six inches of THIS!  But, today it is in the 50’s, so soon THIS will be gone, so we might as well enjoy it, while we have it! It does look beautiful and…

Where’s My Backpack: Travel Theme, Branches

This year the trees look so colorful to me and I like the contrast with their dark black branches! I didn’t have to go far for these pictures either, they were taken in my backyard! And here is the same photo painted in the Waterlogue App…….. And the yellow-leaved branches really are show offs too……….

Jo’s Monday Walk: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

My last two posts have featured photos of Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC,  deemed two of the best small towns to live, in North Carolina. I really, really like small town life. Less traffic, stops to sit a spell and watch the world go by, great community living, and plenty to see, places to shop,…

WeekendCoffeeShare: The Garden of the Pines

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last week I posted doors on Thursday Doors from Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC. Of course there are many lovely doors there, but I could not pass up a walk through the gardens either.  I wanted to share those photos with you today. I can…