Artic Queen Clematis, Backyards, Flowers, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, Vines

To Love Beauty is to See Light, by Beverly Hick Burch

“To love beauty is to see light.” ~ Victor Hugo ~ They (just who is they anyway?) say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think anyone would be hard press to find this gorgeous blossom anything less than beautiful. I was really excited to see my Arctic Queen Clematis bloom for… Continue reading To Love Beauty is to See Light, by Beverly Hick Burch

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Alabama, Backyards, Birmingham AL, Easter, Flowers, Holidays, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, Spring, Springville AL

Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ We’ve just passed the Easter season. I hope everyone had a blessed holiday and spent it in a treasured way…making memories. Everyone has traditions. They vary from season to season, holiday to holiday, ethnic background to ethnic background and family to family. I always like to… Continue reading Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Backyards, Frogs, Gardening, Impatients, Photography, Picture of the Day

Son of Prince, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Impatients are one of my favorite annuals to grow and photograph. And, sometimes when you’re snapping a picture you have the opportunity to capture the unexpected. That was true the day I took this picture. We had a refreshing rain and I was hoping to catch the effects of the rain on the garden. When… Continue reading Son of Prince, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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

Backyards, Balloon Plant, Flowers, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

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

Alabama, Backyards, Daddy, Family, Flowers, Gerber Daisy, Horticulture, Momma, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, Tall & Handsome

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

Backyards, Container Gardening, DIY, Gardening, Herbs, Jalpenos, Peppers, Photography, Tall & Handsome, Tomatoes, Vegetables

Waiting for Results, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Waiting for Results A couple of years ago Tall & Handsome and I tried our hand for the first time at container gardening. I saw him enjoy a new hobby and it was good for me to do something I had loved for so long. I had majored in horticulture at a local community college… Continue reading Waiting for Results, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Backyards, Central Alabama, Enviroment, Horticulture, Mountains, Photography, Picture of the Day, South, Spring

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

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Take this, Punxsutawney!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Well, ole Punxsutawney Phil has promised six more weeks of winter. Now, I don’t know about you folk up North, but down here in the South, we’ve had an extremely mild winter especially when you compare it to last year’s winter when we actually had a white Christmas. (Hence the devastating storms last week due… Continue reading Take this, Punxsutawney!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Backyards, Day Lilies, Flowers, Gardening, Horticulture, Photography, Plants

Harbinger of Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s always a sure sign of summertime when you see these blooming. Years ago I had hundreds of these in my yard. This one is in the yard of my parents “old home place”. © 2010 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.