Pinky Winky Hydrangea is it Pinky in the South?

Pinky Winky hydrangea is it pinky in the South? This is its pinkiest year since I’ve owned it from a 5″ pot on 2008. I like it well enough but I expected more vibrant color. Last year it had barely any pink at all. My experience is that some of these hydrangea cultivars don’t show…

Lime green dried hydrangea wreath of gigantic proportions

Warning, viewing this post could cause an elevated heart rate and a serious case of being green with envy. My lime green dried hydrangea wreath of gigantic proportions comes to us by way one hydrangea paniculata cultivar and one grapevine wreath. Cut the blooms approximately 2 weeks before you want to use them. Let them…

Did you plant sunflowers?

This sunny sunflower mix was in a package sold in Kmart under the Martha Stewart name. They germinated well and were various sizes and kinds. Sunflowers really do make a cottage garden pop. If you have a sunflower garden, I’d like to see. Leave me a link to your album and I’ll come take a…

Monkey Balls that grow in autumn, spring, and summer

For those of you who were wondering, this is what ‘Monkey Balls’ look like in autumn, spring, and summer. And then they put forth these pretty little seeds that go forth and multiply. Before they go to seed–you can use them in arrangements like I did above. They are food for the Monarch caterpillar. and…