It's time for the fair!

I love county fair time.  Maybe it’s because the weather is getting cooler.  Maybe because the garden starts to perk up.  Most likely it’s because I love warm funnel cakes.  Or those juicy hamburgers from the Burger Barn.  And who doesn’t like to throw darts at balloons or ride the Tilt-A-Whirl? The fair has been a part of my … Read more

Shhh…I've got gold….

When someone mentions gold, you might think of the bright, shiny pretties you wear on your fingers.  Or what Todd and the boys from Gold Rush dig up.  Or an Olympic Medal.  Or flour (Gold Medal).  But, between you and me,  I have gold right here at my house.  Gardener’s Gold. My gold is black.  It is very light … Read more

What a Beautiful Weekend!

I hate to admit it, but I did not watch much of the Olympics.  The TV was not out, it was on the whole time.  I just felt like since they eliminated Olympic croquet what’s the point.  So, once again, I found myself wandering in the yard, taking in the cooler temps and convincing myself that fall … Read more

Ah, Relief!

It’s amazing how a little rain and cooler temperatures (low 90’s) wake up the yard and plants.  After the grasshoppers, heat, and drought, I am thankful for anything that is blooming.  Let’s take a walk…….. This is called an Old Fashioned Petunia.  I like this version of the petunia for a variety of reasons.  The … Read more

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer When it’s 105 degrees, the only thing I’m doin’ in the garden is sweatin’. We did manage to get a rain shower yesterday mornin’ and I was able to get a picture of my rain barrel in action.  So thankful for the rain! I like to walk around my gardens in … Read more

A Story about Arkansas

Once upon a time, there was a little state called Arkansas.  He was a beautiful state with rolling hills to the north and the Delta to the south. One day, the little state decided he needed a change.   So, without asking anyone, he decided to become Arizona.  “From from this day forward I will be hot and dry,” … Read more