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…

MeetTheBloggers: Affinity Word Prompt

I have an affinity for green and white in the garden! And a touch of lavender! with a couple of chimney pots thrown in for good measure! The word is affinity this week with MeetThe Bloggers………..  What is your affinity?

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: In My Favorite Gardens

Today for Becky’s Square Challenge I thought I would feature some roofs from my favorite gardens!  The featured photo is an entrance to Monk’s House, a country retreat and garden in Rodmell, UK. It was the garden home of Virginia Woolf. It is also one of my all time favorite gardens and cottages. I could…

#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…

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…

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: TheTaleofTwoCities

Good morning all! It has been very rainy this week, but this morning it is nice and cool (and so far no rain) so let’s have our coffee on the porch, where we can listen to the birds! My, the birds are happy this morning! We should all get up and sing our praises like…

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!…