Just look around you … red clover is everywhere! The State Flower of Vermont has covered the South in waves of crimson. Red clover is a powerful herb and makes a tasty tea. What is it good for? Used topically, it has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties because it is said to contain salicylic acid. Use… Continue reading How to Make Red Clover Tea
Driving around Tupelo, MS you would think a plane dropped Buttercup seeds all over town. Yellow fields everywhere, thick with Buttercups, waved at me on this windy day. What a beautiful sight for me since Buttercup is my favorite little flower. It’s a happy colored flower with a cute leaf and stands tall on its… Continue reading Buttercups
First day of Spring has arrived, along with a freeze warning for North Mississippi and a snowstorm for a number of northern cities. But, it is Spring so let us rejoice! I was in New Orleans this past week and spotted some great container gardens. Most houses are on postage-stamp-sized lots providing just enough room… Continue reading Container Gardening
Wisteria is a sign of Spring. Long, tall vines stretch up the sides of trees of all kinds. Dormant in the winter, trees with these vines can look like a scary monster with the dusk sky lit up in the background. Vines covering the trees take over the branches and connect one tree to another… Continue reading Wisteria
February 2nd is Groundhog Day. February is the end of hibernation for Groundhogs and the beginning of mating season. Groundhog Day celebrates this rodent because rumor has it they can predict the future. Whether or not the Groundhog sees its shadow we’ll either have another 6 weeks of Winter or Spring is right around the… Continue reading Groundhogs and Your Garden
We’ve had quite a bustle in our hedgerow this weekend. After I added an extra bird feeder near the azaleas, the neighborhood birds have been feasting like crazy. Cardinals, Titmouse, Yellow Finch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Towhee and more have made my yard their dining room. Placing the feeder near the hedgerow of azaleas provides… Continue reading Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow?
Our Oxford snowstorm coated my garden. I am looking forward to the spring. Azaleas, Rosemary, Liriope muscari, Hydrangeas, a hedgerow and my fave sunshine chairs.