Robin’s Egg blue garden bench

This area just outside the morning room with a Robin's Egg Blue garden bench.

This area just outside the morning room with a Robin’s Egg Blue garden bench.

My Robin’s Egg blue garden bench just outside my morning room door. I can see this decorated garden area just outside as I sit in my morning room. This is the first year for this area and it will mature over time as I add more plants of interest.

This is the only river birch you can plant close to foundations. It's called a Heritage river birch approved by the NC landscaping guide for sidewalks and home foundations...flowergardengirl.com

This is the only river birch you can plant close to foundations. It’s called a Heritage river birch approved by the NC landscaping guide for sidewalks and home foundations…flowergardengirl.com

Pink pansies and the American flag are the focus of a large craftsman style home at flowergardengirl.com

Pink pansies and the American flag are the focus of a large craftsman style home at flowergardengirl.com

My front porch is always the awe and love of passer bys as they wish they were sitting in my swing admiring the landscaping. I know this is bragging but I designed my home with porches being a big part of the lifestyle. It will be decorated in Autumn.

Two medium sized crepe myrtles at the home of flowergardengirl.com

Two medium sized crepe myrtles at the home of flowergardengirl.com

There are many crepe myrtles in my yard and these two little dark pink specimens are on the not-so-traveled side of my home.

Quilt flag and one of many I want to assemble. flowergardengirl.com

Quilt flag and one of many I want to assemble. flowergardengirl.com

Wishing you here for a cup of tea and something yummy to eat. Have a nice day.

Crepe Myrtles in another post!

Crepe Myrtles….Wafting Buscuit Breezes on an old Crepe Myrtle

Valentine Crepes

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2013 Announcement creating height for the container

Purple Sunset Fruit

2013 Announcement Creating Height for the Container Arrangement

‘Purple Sunset’ ornamental pomegranate

Here’s something exciting for one of Flowergardengirl’s picks as she chooses her 2013 container arrangements. Now hey, it looks pretty big below right? ….but you can buy it much smaller and cut the lower limbs for under planting. Deep burgundy fruit will appear all summer and beautiful birch yellow fall leaves appear in autumn. Orange flowers precede the fruit.

I’m going to plant this in a rather large container and give my front entry a rather Mediterranean feel. I planted ‘Firethorn’ pyracantha vines last season and I bet that is going to be a riot of good looking entertaining autumn appeal for 2013. I will underplant with something that really makes that deep purple fruit pop and just wondering what will bring out the orange flower…any suggestions? I might have some ;).

A special thank you to Kathleen Hennessy and Bailey Nursery for their kindness over the years in sending me plants. I did not receive this particular plant but will be writing about others received this season. In the coming weeks I’ll be showcasing some of their roses, wisteria, and other ornamentals. Very proud to do so as this company has shown me a great deal of professional etiquette over the years. I appreciate them very much. Visit their website @ www.firsteditionsplants.com

Ya’ll stay tuned for even a few 2014 introductions!

Purple Sunset Habit
First Editions Purple Sunset Pomegranate FINAL 2013

Irish Eyes

A field of rudbekias with a fantastic purple Chastetree

Please do pick the rudbekias. And please do plant a ‘Chaste Tree

A beautiful field of rudbekias with a fantastic purple Chastetree

Scientific Name
Vitex agnus castus

One of my favorite ornamental small trees. It blooms forever and ever with these delicious purple blooms.


Nothing is better than purple and yellow together. Don’t you agree?

These photos are from The Millstone Meadows Daylily Farm