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April Showers Brought…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

April Showers Brought… By Beverly Hicks Burch It hasn’t been a dry spring here in Bama. We’ve had our fair share of showers in April…and May and so far even in June. This is good news considering the drought situation we endured a few of years ago. According to my favorite weather people, James Spann… Continue reading April Showers Brought…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Gardening, Herbs, Horticulture, Peppers, Photography, Plants, Tomatoes

Container Gardening – Continued… By Beverly Hicks Burch

Container Gardening – Continued… By Beverly Hicks Burch I decided to try my hand at a little container gardening this year. Right now I have a huge sunny deck for all of my pots…and it seems to be paying off. I’ve mentioned my love for fresh summer tomatoes, so this year I’m trying several different… Continue reading Container Gardening – Continued… By Beverly Hicks Burch

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Before the Storm, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Before the Storm By Beverly Hicks Burch We had another series of storms roll through the area this afternoon and this evening. This is fairly typical for this time of the year in the South. Last weekend 2.97 inches of rain was dumped on us in a short period of time and right now as… Continue reading Before the Storm, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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PaGee and His Tomatoes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

PaGee and his Tomatoes By Beverly Hicks Burch Yesterday I wrote about repotting some of the herbs and veggies Tall & Handsome and I have accumulated over the past couple of weeks. I also shared my love of green growing things which seems to be a family thing. It appears this “plant” thing has been… Continue reading PaGee and His Tomatoes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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A Day in the Sun, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A Day in the Sun By Beverly Hicks Burch My granddaddy McGee could make a stick grow. To say he had a green thumb was an understatement. It seems he got his green thumb from his Momma, Rebecca Shaffer McGee of Lawrence County, Tennessee. Now, where her green thumb came from I’d be hard press… Continue reading A Day in the Sun, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Ferns & Hosta, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Years ago I was working towards an Associate degree in horticulture at a community college in Birmingham. I really enjoyed the courses and learned a lot from a great teacher…John Alex Floyd, the former Editor at Southern Living magazine…before he was at Southern Living of course. Unfortunately I had to drop out when Gomez the… Continue reading Ferns & Hosta, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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More Signs of Springs, by Beverly Hicks Burch

More Signs of Spring By Beverly Hicks Burch When you move into a home that has been previously owned by others, you inherit a previous environment. Believe me, I have experienced that in varying degrees…with horror stories you would not believe. I have totally rehabbed two homes and taken a brand new home and added… Continue reading More Signs of Springs, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Bee Sweet, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Bee Sweet By Beverly Hicks Burch There is a great mystery going on right under our noses…one worthy of Agatha Christie and the Great Sleuth himself…Sherlock Holmes. Unfortunately, this mystery is real and not fiction. The world’s honeybees are vanishing and it is stumping the scientists around the globe. The situation is so serious that… Continue reading Bee Sweet, by Beverly Hicks Burch