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Without the Rain, There Would Be No Rainbows, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbows.” ~ G. K. Chesterton ~ southern indica ‘Formosa’ This past weekend we had rain. No, really…it rained. Sunday in particular. Most people bemoan rain, but I adore a good rainy day. My Aunt LaRue was… Continue reading Without the Rain, There Would Be No Rainbows, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Alabama, Azaleas, Birmingham, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, southern indica Formosa, The South

Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” ~ Miss Maudie To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Azaleas are the quintessential Southern icon…well, along with the magnolia tree. Azaleas are to the South what tulips are to Holland. I don’t think I’ve ever met a Southerner who at least didn’t appreciate these wonderfully, colorful… Continue reading Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Huzzah…it’s spring, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Right after Big Jim moved out of our house we had been renting while living out of state for a few years, these azaleas looked liked dead twigs…I thought I had lost them…but, glory! Not only has the foliage perk up but they are in full bloom offering up a feast for hummingbirds… My lovely… Continue reading Huzzah…it’s spring, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Hummingbird Food, by Beverly Hicks Burch

For years I gardened for birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Yes, there is a “method to the madness” when trying to draw these little critters to you garden and yard. For instance, to draw those tiny little dive bombers called hummingbirds, lure them to you garden with trumpet shaped blossoms. They are also attracted by bright… Continue reading Hummingbird Food, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Quilt Room with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Quilt Room with a View By Beverly Hicks Burch The expected high today is forecasted to be 74°. And, that’s not the warmest it’s been so far this March! When I walked into my quilt room after lunch, I couldn’t help but notice the view. I was greeted by a decidedly cheery scene…Nature in change… Continue reading Quilt Room with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch