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…

Why I can’t stand living in North Carolina

Oh gosh! some photos come out and you gasp at the loveliness. Isn’t my cottage grand! Wait…you were probably looking at the autumn color right? Copper Top Cottage last autumn sits under the amber, reds, and golden tones of the tree canopy. I have this to look forward to in just a few short weeks….

Sat on the porch today and patted myself on the back

This is Apricot Fizz Lantana by Proven Winners Plants. This spot across my front porch is proving very hard to landscape. It only gets full sun at 2 hours a day and then it’s filtered light. Shade plants fry and sun plants get leggy. But did you know that lantana can take part shade and…