Garden temptation

Consider this post, chock-full of eye candy, your garden temptation for the week. Grow something. You see, I really want you to grow something. I don’t care how you grow. You can grow on a patio, balcony or deck. Grow plants in raised beds as in my cutting garden or potager or in-ground, but if…

Wildflower Wednesday: Wild Blue Ageratum

Always, in September, I can count on the Conoclinium coelestinum (a/k/aEupatorium coelestinum) to bloom throughout my garden.  Wild blue ageratum is hardy here and many other places since it is grown from USDA Zones 5(a) to 9(b).  Like many wild plants it is much beloved by butterflies and bees.  I especially like its other common…

The Eastern redcedar menace

Sounds like a 50’s B-movie just in time for Halloween. In my wildfires post, I discussed the fire danger posed by cedars and promised you more information. Not long ago, like most rural residents, I considered cedar trees to be weeds that appeared on my acreage and in my flower beds. Irritating, but not dangerous….