Friday’s Flower: Jackmanii Clematis

Friday’s Flower: Jackmanii Clematis

This week: Jackmanii Clematis I’ve been meaning to provide a bit more content to readers of this blog (hi mom!) other than just posting pretty flowers on Fridays. I’ve been busy behind the scenes on a couple of  BIG things I can’t wait to share...
Friday’s Flower – Heirloom Peony

Friday’s Flower – Heirloom Peony

  This week: Heirloom Peony When my grandmother passed away, my mom dug up a chunk of the peony plant that had been growing outside her house for decades. She planted it at her house, and when my older sister bought her home my mom gave her a piece to plant. The...
Friday’s Flower – Siberian  Iris

Friday’s Flower – Siberian Iris

I don’t have many flowering plants in the yard. I realized a few days ago this is because it actually makes me sad when they die.  I should really look at that in therapy. I think it’s because just takes so darn long for them to bloom and they hardly last...
2015 Garden Tour – My Spring Beauties

2015 Garden Tour – My Spring Beauties

These are the tiny but tough blooms that start to show up as soon as the snow begins to melt in the spring. They usually don’t get any attention because by the time the yard starts to look really good, their time has sadly passed. Grape Hyacinth Lily of the...
DIY Garden Shoji Screen

DIY Garden Shoji Screen

Although they are incredibly beautiful and serene, there are a lot of ugly things about having a pond. The list includes cleaning out slimy, smelly muck each spring, dead fish, water slug/leechy things and ugly hoses and equipment. It’s not all sunshine and lily...