What Goes with What: A Cheat Sheet for Your Summer Garden

Although it’s a bit early to plant annuals here in zone 8, there are plenty of people, including me, checking out the flower displays at the local garden center this week. When you stop in to buy fertilizer, it only makes sense to walk through the plant aisles and look at all of those temptingContinue reading “What Goes with What: A Cheat Sheet for Your Summer Garden”

My Top Ten Useful Things for the Garden

Back in the day, Martha Stewart would share something wonderful (a tool, a kitchen gadget) and declare “It’s a Good Thing”, and we believed her. This month I thought I would share a few of my favorite things, from overalls to garden tools – and maybe even a plant or two. WORK OVERALLS. I neverContinue reading “My Top Ten Useful Things for the Garden”

Companion Plants for the Regal Camellia

It’s bloom season for the Camellia sasanqua here in the South, and looking around it’s not hard to understand why she’s the queen of the winter garden. While she’s beautiful on her own, I like to add a variety of both foliage and flowering plants around my camellias to finish the look. I thought I’dContinue reading “Companion Plants for the Regal Camellia”