this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet was fashioned around some shrub roses that are blooming in my yard.  Though roses never seem to do well for me, these sweet roses never fail to produce sweet clusters of blooms off and on all summer.  I no longer know their name, as they were a long-ago, end of the season purchase from the grocery store at only $3 a bush. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is, of course, peonies.  What else is more magnificent at this time of year than peonies? I have a love/dislike relationship with peonies.  What I mean is, what’s not to love?  They are the essence of beauty. But, on the other hand, I have little patience with flowers that cannot hold themselves upright, even with support. And, I think the other biggest … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

Simple is this week’s bouquet. Simple, sweet, and so easy.  These are simply cuttings from a hanging basket with a single begonia plant in it. This is an area I created behind the fence in my back garden with a wrought iron table and chair, where I like to sit when I need a garden break. It’s quiet, peaceful, and most importantly shady. This basket … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet comes from the large patches of perennial ageratum that have happily spread themselves around both the front and back  gardens. I don’t really ever remember planting them, and they have never done very well, but this year, they are everywhere.  A bit of a thug, but because they provide such abundant blooms and color in late August, they are most welcome here. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

hosta ‘ royal standard’

Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ is truly the king of my hosta collection.  There is nothing too special about its plain green leaves, but “wow”, does it put on a show in August, when not much else is blooming in the shade garden. I probably have at least ten different varieties of hostas, if not more, but this one is my favorite.  This is one of those … Continue reading hosta ‘ royal standard’