BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Trendy

Garden trends for 2023 have been released and many of them are no surprise! GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE 2023 TRENDS More Info here. Veranda MagazinE: 6 Garden Trends for 2023… More info here. 2023 Perennial Plant of the Year Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ The Perennial Plant Association is pleased to promote Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ as […]

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: WINTER SOWING

This is my third year using the Winter Sowing method and I am a huge fan. It is so simple, cheap and requires sooo little time. One of the big advantages is that there is no “hardening” off process. Those tiny miracles know when to germinate and they get tough during their time in the […]

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: 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: 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, […]