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: SUMMER EXPLOSION

It was as though when the calendar said “first day of summer,” there was an explosion of color. Summer bloomers joined the spring perennials and early roses held on longer than usual. Peggy Martin still looks fabulous from afar. I love how her blooms dry in place – giving her the look of a painting […]

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: It’s Time!

Yes, it’s time… …TIME TO PRUNE THE ROSES My Forsythia is blooming letting us know that the ground temps are now around 50 degrees and it “should” be safe to start pruning the roses. As I took a quick look over the garden this week, I saw some things that made me very happy and […]

Mentors and Memories

Today I want to tell you about two mentors who had so much to do with teaching me and inspiring me in the world of roses although I never met them. This week as the temps plummeted into the minus category and Spring seemed so far off, I found myself in my Potting Shed/Garden Office […]

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: PINCH ME!

This week has been so nice …  temps in the 80s with a bit of rain and loads of sunshine. Aren’t such days just the best! Especially right in the middle of summer! I have been able to spend so much time in THYME OUT! I know as a child that has a different meeting but […]

Bloom Thyme Friday: Christmas Trees & Things

I love Christmas trees. I love most evergreens. I particularly love boxwoods. I know. I know. There are two kinds of people in the world — those who love boxwood and those who don’t. But, I do. Can’t remember without looking if I shared with you my boxwood horror this year. For about 6 years […]

Rose Buzz: Bathsheba

One rose that is creating a ROSE BUZZ in my garden this year is a new introduction from David Austin Roses … BATHSHEBA. Bathsheba is said to be a well-behaved climber (to 9′ or so) with beauty, fragrance and disease resistance. All the things I want to hear. Right from the start my new small […]