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
The May apple is here!
ALAMANCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES PRESENT On Monday, March 20 2017 at 6.00 pm at the Graham Public Library Presented by Jacqui Mehring, artist, landscape designer, master gardener and owner of Alba Landscapes, who has lived and gardened in Alamance County for more than 20 years. Jacqui will discuss how to: Decide on where you are … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to growing your own beautiful flower beds!
Montrose Gardens in Hillsborough, October 2016 I'm not usually a tropical garden person, but it would be impossible not to love Nancy Goodwin's magnificent, lush tropical garden at Montrose. There was a profusion of perennials and annuals all merging and blending with each other giving the illusion of wildness. However, the mixture of textures, colors and … Continue reading Remembering beautiful gardens from 2016-Magnificent Montrose
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