FRIDAY FLOWERS: HELIANTHUS LOVE

These cheerful, bright, sunny flowers start to flower in September. Helianthus angustifolius There are many varieties of Helianthus, but these may be my favorite! Mine were gifted to me by a friend in the village about four years ago. It took almost two years until they spread and I knew they were happy. Now, by […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: THE FALL CLEANUP

It’s time to begin “The Fall Cleanup” in the garden. Parts of my garden were a TOTAL mess! Between hot weather, a good growing season, and, yes indeed, neglect…they were in need of some careful attention. Here are my three projects I’ve been working on and perhaps they will help you get started in your own […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: ALL DRIED UP

Not too many fresh flowers out and about these days! We had our first hard frost about four days ago, and what a scene it was in the morning. The Cannas… went from strong, vibrant green leaves and stems to these withered, limp, brown bunches of nothing. The Verbena, showing color one day, were struggling […]