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: MORNINGS

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: 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 […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: NEW YEAR/NEW PLANS

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: 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: 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: 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 […]

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY: JUNE IS NATIONAL ROSE MONTH

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. […]