BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: CHANGES

I don’t know about you, but things are changing quickly around here. Temps dropping by 30 degrees will do that! I talked with a friend today in Wisconsin and they are expecting their first frost this week. That was a wake-up call for me to get busy. BLOOMS GOING FOR A BIG FINISH FUN TIMES […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: MORNINGS

Most of you are probably like me and in the midst of a heat wave making mornings so very important to us! To spend time in the garden we have to beat the heat!  My favorite way to start the day is with coffee in the garden doing my devotions. My devotions this time of […]

Bloom Thyme Friday: Waiting

Who’s good at waiting? Pardon me while I do NOT rush to raise my hand. Is there an emoji for that?? Well this one will work… 👎🏻 I’m not sure if my kids still remember much about the great stuff “we” learned from Mr. Rogers when they were little, but I sure haven’t forgotten many […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Navigating July

As usual July is pulling out all its tricks… Throwing out the welcome mat for Japanese Beetles. Putting us on the heat index map. And, this year being ever so skimpy with rain. It’s hard to complain as the drought seems to keep the JBs from overtaking as quickly as they sometimes do. It’s a […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Fireworks & Fragrance

I am finishing today’s post while having lunch in the garden. Praise to the Master Gardener and giver of all good things. Even in the midst of horrible situations, His handiwork is all around us.  My current view… There couldn’t be a better day to share the fireworks and fragrance that are going on in […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: May Madness

Well, for the last two weeks I have been “gardening from a fire hose.” For sure. With winter refusing to leave and spring rains turning to spring floods, all the spring chores around here were crammed into the last two weeks. Of course, there is not a real “deadline”, however, I want things to be ready […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: ROSES & RAIN

You have most likely heard the phrase “roses love water but they don’t like wet feet.” And that’s true. They do love water but too much and they “drown.” You’ll see the leaves turn yellow and droop! So how much water do they need? When I first started growing more than just a few roses, […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Rose Reviews

Many local friends have asked for advice on roses they can find close by. As you know many of my roses are modern shrub roses that fall into the easy-care variety so those will be the ones I talk about today. During this season I keep a watchful eye on local garden centers and box […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Fall Beauty🍂

Regardless of how hot it is, all you have to do is walk outside and you know it is fall. It just smells like fall. And the biggest sign of fall around here is all the tiny honey locust leaves we find all over our house. They are so easy to “carry in”. This morning […]