On the way home from our recent trip up north, my husband and I were talking about how different “gardens” are for us up north. He said something interesting – In the “city” we plant gardens to bring nature and beauty into our outdoor spaces. We long for it. Up north nature is already there, […]
Children in particular will be captivated by Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre’s high-flying revival of the 20th-century Broadway classic (and perennial TV favorite) Peter Pan.
Plupe! Ripples gently radiate from the tan cork as it lands on the deep brown water of the river. Silence reigns once more broken only by the chatter of a Blue Jay in the distance. The dank, fishy smell of river mud and vegetation penetrates the air growing more intense as the boat glides near […]
By Mary-Jane Pilgrim, Master Gardener Daylilies are popular perennial flowering garden plants. They bloom in our area in July and are often called the ‘perfect perennial’ because of its amazing qualities: showy flowers, wide array of vibrant colors, drought tolerance, ability to grow in most hardiness zones and low care requirements. Daylilies are a remarkable […]
A week of extremely hot weather including several soaking rainstorms sent my garden into overdrive. Multiple varieties of lilies, my first hydrangea and black-eyed Susan blossoms and every variety of hostas sent up their blooms. This gallery represents a stroll through my garden today.
Only now have I realised that the saved seeds did better because they were saved…that took a while. My new plant, ignore the weeds, I’ll get them. A friend bought me two more yellow mini roses, strangely the most vigorous, they’re in the greenhouse awaiting transplantation. They’ll stay there until next year. Yo, Dear Reader, […]
The city of Kohima is a tranquil and mystical paradise! Unlike the rest of the country, you will find that people here actually obey the traffic rules and don’t honk unnecessarily. To start with, one must wander in the local markets to get a taste of its distinctive culture. You can go shopping at the […]
Dear Readers, I love this time of year. I love taking the time to just relax outside and read. Okay I may a grumble about the heat off and on, but I really do love the warm temps. I also love when I can share so many great titles. Happy Reading, Toxic Toffee – Amanda […]
Our garden is not huge by any stretch of the imagination. It is, however, larger than we would like, and is the single most likely reason that we will eventually up sticks and move. Meanwhile, whilst he could never be described as a passionate gardener, Husband does endeavour to keep it under control; he even […]
In late June and early July, there is the first wave of flowering perennials, mostly a variety of tall geraniums, Campanula lactiflora, Dracocephalum sibiricum (the back bone of the garden) in different shade of blue. The salvias Amethyst and Midnight blue also begin to bloom. A few splashes of bright orange trollius compliment the over […]
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Last week was crazy hot and humid here and now, after yesterday’s rain, I think we’ll be at much more manageable temps for the next week or two. Thankfully! It’s also our 14th anniversary today. More on that below! This post contains affiliate links for […]
If you are trying to create a unique garden or backyard atmosphere, you may be hoping to make it look exotic, or look a lot less like every other garden in the neighbourhood. Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes exotic, but no one can argue that a tropical looking garden in a non-tropical […]
Are warm season annuals really the most colorful flowers for summer? Perhaps. They have their limits though. They are also very demanding. They need to be watered very regularly, and should probably be fertilized too. Many need to be deadheaded frequently. After all that, they are only temporary, and will get replaced with cool season […]