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 […]

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: 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: 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: 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: Penelope’s Story

Between winter, these cold snaps and “shelter in place”, I have had too much time on my hands. Keep looking at online catalogs etc. I have added – let’s just say SEVERAL roses to the family. Just when I told myself I was officially DONE and truly had all the roses I need at this […]

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 […]