Ageratum, Alabama, Blueweed, Flossflower, Flowers, Gardening, Horticulture, Mexican Paintbrush, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, Tall & Handsome

Ageratum, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love blue flowers, but they are not the most abundant flower to find in the grander scheme of gardening. Years ago when I established some landscape design for my home I did quite a bit of research. I used my background as a horticulture student to do my digging and lead me where I… Continue reading Ageratum, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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

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Keepers of the Garden, by Beverly Hicks Burch

First, let me begin this by saying, “I am NOT a hoarder!” But, I do have little eclectic collections of things I like to gather. Lately it’s been items to add whimsy and fun to the garden, decks and outdoors. The first one is dedicated to someone I call my littlest angel. This young man… Continue reading Keepers of the Garden, 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

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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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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

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My First Poppy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Years ago I was a horticulture major…at least that was one of my courses of studies. I was a few hours short of an AA degree when the ex, Gomez had a car wreck and broke his neck. Being the loving wife that I was, I dropped out of school to take care of him… Continue reading My First Poppy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Cold and Hot, Hot and Cold, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Have I mentioned I am a mountain girl at heart? Ya just can’t take it out of me. The reverse of that I am finding is that I am not a perpetual beach person. I get bored with the same ol’ same ol’ of water and sand everywhere all the time and the unrelenting sun.… Continue reading Cold and Hot, Hot and Cold, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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.

Flowers, Frogs, Gardening, Horticulture, Photography

Camouflage, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Camouflage By Beverly Hicks Burch It’s hot and sultry now here in the Deep South. We’ve had the first official day of summer…and several days when the heat index reached at least 100°. As a result my little container garden requires some extra watering. We were out early thing morning watering when I suddenly spied… Continue reading Camouflage, by Beverly Hicks Burch