Thursday, January 26, 2012


It feels like Spring-but it really has all winter. Oh we have had a few cold nights, but for the most part it has been a very warm winter. According to the Weather Channel we are under a La Nina or El Nina or something like that and will have warm wet weather this winter. So far that has been true.Everything is budding out or starting to bloom way to early in the season. Here are a few photos from my garden.
Flowering peach tree.
Tulip tree.
Hyacinths,daffodils and paper whites are starting to bloom.This odd little rudbeckia has bloomed all winter!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beefsteak in Bloom!

Hey ya'll, check out this blooming beefsteak begonia!! I have really enjoyed this plant but never seen it bloom until now. The Beefsteak begonia is grown for it's burgundy and green foliage and the beautiful white flowers are a plus! The beefsteak is suitable for growing indoors with average water needs. Do Not Overwater!! (Water stress is the #1 leading death in houseplants). When temperatures allow, place plant outdoors; the birds and the bees will thank you! Anyone living nearby interested in a start of this begonia-I'd love to share:)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


It won't be long till it's time to prune muscadines.The first week of Feruary until the first week of March is best. Remember that fruit grows on last years wood, so prune out the previous years wood.There are some excellent pruning videos on u-tube.These are photos from the Muscadine Jubilee in Pelahatchie ,Ms.You can buy plants and sample and buy products made with muscadines as well as enjoy free concerts. This year Ricky Skaggs was on stage. It is a fun festival, but be prepared it is HOT at that time of year.

Muscadine vines for sale.Yummy food to try.Cute town to visit.