Spring came and went so quickly! I was outside in the garden rather than inside writing, so this blog was sadly ignored. Now that summer is here and my garden just requires a bit of maintenance (weed pulling and fertilizing) I am ready to write! Today’s post is all about the milkweed. Pollinators have been getting more attention lately and that’s great! What’s not great … Continue reading Milkweed
Gardening season is here again! The first flower of 2017 was the yellow crocus (pictured above) on February 17th. In the month since this little gal made her appearance I have also had a number of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips bloom. Needless to say, I have already made several bouquets. What’s blooming in your garden? Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
I enjoy listening to podcasts. Recently, I was listening to an episode of the TED Radio Hour Podcast called The Food We Eat. The first story featured a woman named Pam Warhurst who is sort of a rebel gardener. In her town of Todmorden, England she started a movement called Incredible Edible with the slogan, “If you eat, you are in.” Stop and think about how awesome that slogan is. … Continue reading TED Talks about Gardening
Short post this week. In fact, it is more of a love note/lament for one of my favorite flowers, the camellia. I love camellias. These beauties add a bit of color to the winter with their rose-like blooms. In addition to beautiful blooms, camellias are evergreens with rich, shiny green foliage that provides a beautiful backdrop to any garden year round. Any garden, that is, … Continue reading Camellias
Growing up in Florida my mom always had a staghorn fern in the yard. I never thought too much about them until I got older. That was when I started noticing how f-ing big these things get! Also, how weird is it that they just hang out and don’t need to be planted or watered? These observations led me to investigate this cooky plant. Platycerium, … Continue reading Staghorn Ferns
Apopka, Florida is a small city just north of Orlando in garden zone 9B. Needless to say, gardening in Apopka is a bit different than Columbia, Missouri. This week I bring you our first garden walk courtesy of my mother, Maria. I used to live next door to Maria’s house, before moving to Athens, GA, and I also grew up in Orlando so I … Continue reading Garden Walks – Maria’s Garden in Apopka, Florida