Alabama, Crepe Myrtles, Horticulture, Landscaping, Lawns & Yards, Natchez White crepe myrtle, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

Natchez White, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You would never know it by looking at this delicate blossom cluster, but this Natchez White crepe myrtle is a fairly large tree. I was amazed when I saw them when Tall & Handsome and I moved back to Alabama and took back possession of our home from the tenant, Big Jim the Terrible who… Continue reading Natchez White, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Once Last Glimpse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today Tall & Handsome worked on an all day Saturday project…hanging the porch swing for the front porch. It had been setting in our storage room for about two years waiting patiently for its coming out party. Well, today was the day… Most of the day was overcast and at times stormy. Big thunder and… Continue reading Once Last Glimpse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Red Hibiscus, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love Hibiscus, especially red hibiscus. For some reason they remind me of Hawaii. These were growing at the base of the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island. As we sat in rocking chairs and gazed out at the marina the nearby café just happened to have live outdoor music. Guitar Man struck up… Continue reading Red Hibiscus, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Pink Oleander, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love Oleander, although it is poisonous if ingested. So, I certainly don’t plan on creating a meal using oleander. It’s purely a feast for the eyes. This lovely pink oleander is found growing on Tybee Island, GA. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.   Save

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Firecracker Red, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I could think of nothing better to start the holiday off than my Mom's firecracker red geraniums. They are exceptional this year and just the right color for the 4th of July. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

Alabama, Backyards, Daddy, Day Lilies, Father's Day, Fathers, Flowers, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’m a few minutes late, but in honor of Father’s Day I wanted to post a picture of one of Momma’s day lilies… Huh, I know you’re asking? In honor of Father’s Day? Yep  As I explained a couple of weeks ago Mom’s been under the weather and in the hospital so Daddy and I… Continue reading Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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A What?! Yes, a Balloon Plant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Blue is one of my favorite colors and it just so happens to also be one of T & H’s favorite colors, too. We’re simpatico like that . It’s not always easy finding a blue flower for the garden and try finding a blue flower that just might draw hummingbirds or butterflies. Well, several years… Continue reading A What?! Yes, a Balloon Plant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Gerber Daisy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

While my little Momma has been sick and in the hospital Daddy and I have had tending and watering duty for Mom’s various green thumb projects. She’s been sick for some time now, so there’s not quite as many as there normally would be. Tall & Handsome and I made sure she had a few… Continue reading Gerber Daisy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Fireworks in a Pot, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Impatients are one of my favorite annuals. I love the dark green foliage juxtaposed against the bright colorful blossoms. They’re kinda like fireworks in pots when they’re doing what they’re suppose to do. Impatients prefer shade but will tolerate some morning sun. Late afternoon sun will leave them looking wilted and limp…even if they have… Continue reading Fireworks in a Pot, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring ushered in very early this morning, so it’s official! Spring has sprung! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t have anymore cold weather. Nineteen years ago, right before spring ushered in we had the infamous Blizzard of `93. Yes, it was an honest to goodness blizzard in the Deep South. I had 24” of snow… Continue reading Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch