Pink Dogwood

My dad jumped out of the car one day when he and my mom were visiting us in Tallahassee and bought us this little pink dogwood sapling. He seemed to insist that we have it and we always think of … Continue reading →


This has been a different kind of year for me as a gardener. Never have I had to battle the bugs like this year! They are really attacking my zinnia crop. Of course, some of the plants are there just … Continue reading →


Daffodils by William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing … Continue reading →


This one is called L.A. Peppermint and it was given to us, about 15 years ago, by my great friend Lee. It’s so pretty! Good enough to eat. … Continue reading →


I’m still in Miami but these Camellia pics are on my lap top this one is called Mrs. Wheeler. It has fluffy petals and a pretty yellow middle. And this is another from Hardison’s; I don’t remember the name but … Continue reading →

Camellias–Two beauties

The white camellias are my favorites. This one is called Nuccio’s Gem and it is growing outside our bedroom window. I have another young plant that is Nuccio’s Pearl but it hasn’t bloomed yet. I think it need a couple … Continue reading →

The Camellia of the Week

This is an example of a petal with blotchy colors–here they’re (obviously) bright red and white. The flowers almost never have a fragrance. I don’t recall the name of this one but I do know that we bought it from … Continue reading →


Camellias are the big pay off in winter in Tallahassee. They are beautiful, showy flowers on a bush which can get quite large–up to about 20′ tall. Although they are native to Asia, they thrive in the acid soil in … Continue reading →

Photo Hunt–“Wild”

For the wild theme I decided to post my favorite Italian “wild” flower/bush–La Ginestra, in English, I believe it’s broom or Scotch broom. This picture was taken from a beautiful view spot in Piemonte. If I remember correctly, the town … Continue reading →