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Anise Sage Salvia

Outside the sunroom, I have a patch of Anise Sage (salvia guaronitica) planted. While having a cup of coffee in the morning, I love to see the hummingbirds come to feed on this tall blue plant. This perennial has deep blue flowers that bloom from summer to late fall. Salvia…

Pumpkins

Fall is coming to Tennessee, and pumpkins are showing up at roadside stands and in the grocery stores. Pumpkins give a bright pop of color as our leaves make their way to the ground. This squash is native to America. It was Christopher Columbus who carried pumpkin seeds back with…

A Beautiful Fall Table

The Southern Autumn season rolls in a welcomed reprieve from the summer heat and our mind begins to set on the gathering of family and friends. It’s the festival season in Tennessee, and yes, it’s also football time, both bring out the savory recipes and decor for welcoming a crowd.…

Master Gardener, Why Are My Plants Not Blooming?

When I was younger, every spring I would go buy plants without thinking or paying attention to what they needed for success. I was only concerned with my color scheme or if I thought the plant was pretty (or in my case on sale). I have been known to plant…

Evergreens at Christmas

Decorating with evergreens and berries is one of the oldest wintertime traditions. In fact, decorating with such items predates Christmas and can be traced back to pagan times when the winter solstice was celebrated. I love bringing in fresh evergreens I usually wait until till the middle of December so…

Anise Sage Salvia

Outside the sunroom, I have a patch of Anise Sage (salvia guaronitica) planted. While having a cup of coffee in the morning, I love to see the hummingbirds come to feed on this tall blue plant. This perennial has deep blue flowers that bloom from summer to late fall. Salvia…

Pumpkins

Fall is coming to Tennessee, and pumpkins are showing up at roadside stands and in the grocery stores. Pumpkins give a bright pop of color as our leaves make their way to the ground. This squash is native to America. It was Christopher Columbus who carried pumpkin seeds back with…

A Beautiful Fall Table

The Southern Autumn season rolls in a welcomed reprieve from the summer heat and our mind begins to set on the gathering of family and friends. It’s the festival season in Tennessee, and yes, it’s also football time, both bring out the savory recipes and decor for welcoming a crowd.…

Master Gardener, Why Are My Plants Not Blooming?

When I was younger, every spring I would go buy plants without thinking or paying attention to what they needed for success. I was only concerned with my color scheme or if I thought the plant was pretty (or in my case on sale). I have been known to plant…

Evergreens at Christmas

Decorating with evergreens and berries is one of the oldest wintertime traditions. In fact, decorating with such items predates Christmas and can be traced back to pagan times when the winter solstice was celebrated. I love bringing in fresh evergreens I usually wait until till the middle of December so…

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