Category Archives: Flowers

Magnolia bloom

Enjoyed watching this happy bee collect pollen on the beautiful magnolia blooming in our backyard. So happy to see bees in the back yard. So happy to see his back legs covered in pollen. Sincerely, Emily

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It’s chamomile/camomile harvesting time (Matricaria recutita)

My German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has been growing very well this year. I had a few plants come up form last years seeds and I planted a few more to increase my harvest. Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal … Continue reading

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A look outside – what is growing out there

Spring, in term of nice Spring temperatures, seem to be a thing of the past in my area. We hit 100F a few days ago. UGH! Spring, in terms of things blooming and growing , is still happening. There are … Continue reading

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Blooming Right Now: Rosemary (Rosemary officinales)

Rosemary (Rosemary officinales) grows really well here. It can handle the full summer sun, and is deer resistant! It is also drought tolerant and does well in many types of soil. Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal to read … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a plant sale

Friday morning while the driveway was still shaded and it is the coolest part of the day, I slowly started to load my truck with plants from my little “nursery” in the back yard to get ready for the Jubilee … Continue reading

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Flowers and their power

This past Sunday we focused Flower Power over at Not Dabbling in Normal. I grew up with some funky and neat clothes. We had some wonderful flowery sheets and I even have some of those and use them as top … Continue reading

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Elderflower and Peppermint Tea

I was just up near Erie, Pennsylvania and the elder flowers were in full bloom. They were beautiful. If we hadn’t been in a state park, I would have picked a basket full and laid them out to dry in … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Flame acanthus (anisacanthus quadrifidus))

Flame acanthus (anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii) is one of the Texas natives that thrives and blooms throughout our hot summer months. It is also called Butterfly Bush.It just keeps blooming and blooming, and producing lots of seeds. Some of the … Continue reading

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Blooming Right Now: Straggler Daisy (calyptocarpus vialis)

We do not have a proper green-grass lawn. In fact most of the things growing in our yard are “weeds” of some sort. Some are nasty and unwanted (sand spurs), others are wildflowers (wanted) and the more persistent of the … Continue reading

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The sage is buzzin’

I love this time of year. The herbs and other flowering plants start to come alive and bloom. Sage grows really well in our hot South Texas  dry summers and it requires very little water to survive and thrive. Head … Continue reading

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