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…

Thursday Doors: Pinehurst, North Carolina

It has been a whirlwind of travel for me over the past several months! Have you missed me? Well I’m back with lots to talk about and places to see! First, lets get a relaxing game of golf in! Let’s see, that would best be played at Course #2 at the famous Pinehurst Golf Club,…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Savannah, Georgia

It’s summer and we must have a  see of Savannah and all it has to offer! What is it about Savannah? Is it the Savannah River that draws our attention? Or the old warehouses to explore along the waterfront? Or the riverboats and cobblestoned streets? I think it is the Spanish moss hanging from the…

Color Your World in Shocking Pink!

When I think of the South and flowers, the first thing that comes to mind is the flowering shrub, the azaleas. Wow do they pack a punch of color! Have you ever watched the Augusta National Golf Tournament? The entire course is blanketed in azaleas! This year there is concern that the azaleas may be…

IPhriday in the Garden

It’s beautiful today, the high is going to be 74 degrees! My cherry tree in the garden is starting to bloom! I worked at uprighting Billy the Goat, again…….He keeps falling over with the winds or else he is trying to escape the garden. I may have to tie him to the fence.  Don’t worry…

How Could There Possibly Be More Blue?

Just when you think you have seen every shade of blue, there is more blue! I like blue flowers in my garden and blue pots. So I thought we’d start off with pots of blue. I hope I have shown Blue Green, Pacific Blue and Cerulean for the Color Your World Crayola Challenge! And like the…

IPhriday: Do I Have a Fainting Goat?

  I have a goat named Billy in my garden. Billy moves around in the garden from place to place. He loves the phlox when they are in bloom. Lately, he has had a terrible problem! He keeps fainting and I find him in the oddest of places! Today he had fainted by the back…

WeekendCoffeeShare, Spring Has Sprung!

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you the cottage painting is completed and everything looks pretty spiffy!  Don’t you think so too? All done before spring! Well official Spring that is. Now I am really ready for spring, although I think we may skip spring, like we skipped winter, and just go…

Flower of the Day: Sweet Peas

  I am enchanted with sweet peas! I think they are a must in every cottage garden, hopefully that includes mine! They are so delicate looking, with the curly-cue tendrils, and their fragrance is heavenly! I became enchanted with them when I kept seeing them in the English gardens. I bought the sweet pea holders…

Flower of the Day: Hellebores

Hellebores are my favorite winter/early spring flower! They are also called the Winter Rose, Christmas Rose and Lenten Rose, although they are not related to the rose family. I love this plant because it looks so good in my Woodland Garden, and blooms so early and then has an attractive leathery foliage the rest of…