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 […]


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: More Winter Sowing

Yes, the winter experiment continues … Here are the additional seeds I have added to the winter family tucked away in their mini greenhouses. The original list was on my last post… here. Next sowing will be in April when I will start warm season seeds like tomatoes, zinnias, cosmos and such. LOOKING BACK… This […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: Going back in time…

Many of the plants in my garden have stories attached to them. It’s what makes my garden so completely personal to me. As I walk around my garden I think of those stories and those people. And, when a visitor comes who wants to go on a slow garden walk and hear those stories, well […]

Bloom Thyme Friday: Roses in Protective Custody

We have just returned from 3 weeks away. We are all tanked up on hugs and kisses from the grands that will last us a little while! While we were away the weather was erratic to say the least — both high and low. The temperatures were high enough for the garden to start springing […]


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 […]


Gardeners are a great combination of dreamers and planners as well as the get it done crew! January is when we take a look at that blank slate and start filling up! SUPPLY/DEMAND Supply and demand being what it has been the last couple of years has taught us the true value of buying early. […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: The Dog Days of Summer

These are certainly the Dog Days of Summer … hot! hot! hot! 🥵 But, there’s more than just heat going on in August. August is universally the time for vacations and holidays especially in Europe. We joined that group this year and have just returned from a lovely vacation in New England. There is nothing […]


June is National Rose Month. Roses have a long and colorful history. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics. Did you know that the rose was almost overshadowed by the marigold? On January 12, 1959, the president of the W. Atlee Burpee Co., David Burpee, wrote newly-elected Senate Minority Leader Everett M. […]