Yesterday saw the first day lily bloom this year ( not counting Stella d' oro which has been blooming for several weeks now) 'Kate Carpenter' bloomed yesterday, followed by 'Pumpkin Moonshine" this morning. Both could not be more different. Both gorgeous. This is it- the start of the day lily season - keep up with it, if you … Continue reading What a difference a day makes
Usually I try get spring bulbs in the ground by Thanksgiving This year I'm pushing the envelope... ice on the bird bath.. yet the soil is not frozen so for the brief time the sun came out, I grabbed my shovel and started digging! I popped in a mixture of tulips and narcissus, then covered the bulbs with some … Continue reading It’s not too late to plant for spring
Thank goodness for Japanese maples, camellias and late blooming chrysanthemums!
Showing remarkable restraint, I only bought 6 plants at the MG plant sale this morning. However, the gathered multitudes of other gardeners ( some from as far as Danville!) were scooping up the deals and carrying out the plants in boxes on carts.. Today is overcast, cool and there is a slight drizzle of rain-perfect planting … Continue reading Goodies from the MG Plant Sale and a Surprise in Bloom
Last Minute Announcement The master gardener plant sale is tomorrow starting at 9 am till 5 pm at the NC Sate cooperative extension office on Graham Hopedale Road in Burlington...rumor has it that you need to get there early to grab the goodies... This morning, master gardeners were arriving in droves to hand in their … Continue reading Master Gardener Sale Tomorrow- September 21!
It seems that every year at each conference, we meet and learn about the most amazing horticultural therapy programs and this year was no exception. At the farm at Penny Lane, Sally Haskett, our host and horticultural therapist with the UNC Botanical Gardens, introduced us to Theva Mahadevan. He is the director of the farm and works … Continue reading Weekend Fun at the Farm(s) with the Carolinas Horticultural Therapy Network
Yes, summer is here ! Yes, it's hot. And yes, you can have the flower bed of your dreams installed... And you can plan a landscape for fall flowers too! Take advantage of our free landscape consultation service- for JULY ONLY in Burlington NC and surrounding counties. Call or text Jacqui at 336-269-2532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Check … Continue reading Free Landscape Design Consultation in July 2016