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 […]


Summertime and the living is easy! WHAT? Not for gardeners! It’s our time to roll up our sleeves and get busy.  But when Ella sings it … you feel it! CURRENT JOB LIST: With all the storms and rain the jobs are endless, so I have made a list to keep me on track! Deadhead […]

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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: Blossom by Blossom

Blossom by blossom the Spring begins.Algernon Charles Swinburne I don’t know about where you are, but around here Spring is having an identity crisis. We are having such extreme ups and downs and so much rain. But with it all, Spring is still very welcome. I give Spring a lot of grace just because it […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Marching into March

I have been away for a few days. I have seen beautiful things. I have been with beautiful people. I am refreshed. I am now very ready for spring. And with the weather we are having, I am tempted to do too much. High temps one day and low temps the next. There’s much to […]