BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: SUMMERTIME

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: FALLING INTO FALL

I am always late to the fall party … spend too much time pouting about the end of the growing season. But, I do eventually get there! And usually, it is just in time for the first snow which we had this week. Fresh snowfall refreshes the soul and makes everything look enchanting. FALL WORK […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: LET THE SUNSHINE in

Our first “real” frost came this week. Funny, it was sandwiched in between days soaring to near 60. Regardless, the reality is setting in – winter is coming. BONUS: The sun is shining almost every day and if the sun is shining all is good. I’m solar powered!☀️ Garden work the past two weeks has been […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Don’t Wait!

One of the things this season of our world has taught me is don’t wait.  Last year I experienced…  “Sold Out” on seeds and other garden supplies and shortages of ingredients for holiday favorites. From the look of the aisles in the grocery stores, I’m thinking waiting could be risky business. This week the grocery […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: October Glory

The rains have moved in and the temps are still warm so things are looking lush in the garden again and frost seems to be at least a few weeks out! The roses are at that “messy” stage that comes when you stop deadheading but hips are forming and I do love to see those. […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: September assessment

As September comes to a close, I’m moving to a slower pace and taking more time to “just be.” A former colleague was the master of this and this “busy bee” learned the value of slowing down. It is not easy for me to do but I reap the benefits. Yes,  there’s plenty still to […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Dig Deep

Like many of you,  this summer the weather has not been a gardener’s friend. We have had almost no rain for 5 weeks. During most of this time, our ability to water was limited as we dealt with well issues.  I am looking at my garden as I write today. Every time I look up, […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: That One Thing!

There is a post on social media these days that asks a question that it appears the whole world is answering… WHAT IS ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE LIKE BUT YOU DON’T? Here it comes.  Fall.  I don’t like fall.  Before you judge me, know this… in the midwest, fall is beautiful but only about […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Sharing the Beauty

I was a gardener from a very early age. Our family grew most of what we ate and everyone had to “participate” in making that happen – if you know what I mean. 😳 My dad said I was one of the few kids he ever knew who didn’t mind working in the garden. I […]