Bloom Thyme Friday: Roses for You!

If you read the Springhill article in last week’s Bloom Thyme Friday, you know that roses are planted more than any other plant. It was fun to read the favorites for each state. LINK   GARDEN ROSES You hear a lot about types of roses and there are many: hybrid teas, grandifloras, noisettes, polyanthas, old garden […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Warp Speed

Spring is full-on around here and things are moving at warp speed. We went from winter to having some very warm days … so there’s been rapid growth on many of the roses and most of the perennials. It’s not just the weather that has me moving so fast, it’s the grandbaby coming and an […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Springing Forward

It’s that time! Time to spring forward. I know Daylight Saving Time is not loved by all but it was especially loved by me when I was working full time and wanted more time in the garden after work. (Yes, it’s ‘saving’ not ‘savings’.😉 ) ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Warning… Rabbit Hole! 😳🐰 Benjamin Franklin […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: PLANS & PROJECTS

The deep snow is melting and there are signs of spring everywhere. One of my favorite things to watch for are violas I planted in years past that pop up and show color even in winter! Took this picture yesterday … icy but still showing color! #lovethespirit  We have survived the long, lonely winter with […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

Valentine’s Day brings back so many wonderful memories…. remember as kids getting your Valentines ready to take to your school friends – weighing each word carefully.  And of course, how exciting (and sometimes a bit scary) it was to anticipate what valentines would be given to you.  Even the container used for transporting your valentines […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: FAVORITES AND TRENDS

On social media, I have seen so many surveys and questions about “favorites”. As gardeners, people want to know your favorite plant, tool, fertilizer, pest control, and on and on. The answer to the question most often is, “Well, that depends on ______? That blank can be filled with … your location, your color preference, […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: GETTING ORGANIZED

With the reduced schedule that came with COVID and retirement (which came within a few days of each other), I have had a year to go through drawers, cabinets, and closets. I have unearthed treasures and a great deal of no longer needed items and a few items that I wonder if I ever needed. […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: NEW FOR 2021

A busy week pushed Bloom Thyme Friday to Saturday! Even during a pandemic, there are many wonderful opportunities! This week temps were up – near 80 (Daffodils popped up!) and temps were down – 27. Rain came (thankfully) and so did frosty mornings! NEW ROSES FOR 2021 One of the fun things I did this […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: HIGH AND LOWS

pH … Only two letters but very important in our garden world. Most years I test my soil with my Kelway pH meter and things have shown in the normal range. Last year the readings were slightly higher. So, this year since I had so much time on my hands to think about such things, I […]