How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden | Garden Variety

Hello – I’ve been remiss in posting. Life has a way of interrupting things sometimes. But I came across this blog post today and thought it was cheerful and hopeful as winter continues to blast many regions in North America. I love my hummingbirds and believe this is the best way to get these littleContinue reading “How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden | Garden Variety”


  It’s been a beautiful spring here in North Carolina — our first one. We’ve been blessed with two months of one tree or another in full bloom, beginning with the dogwoods and then the flame azaleas. Now, along with the mountain laurel and wildflowers, our own flowers planted from seed, are starting to bloom.Continue reading “SPRING IN THE MOUNTAINS”

Asparagus – First Vegetable of Spring

  We had a real treat last night. We ate the most delicious steamed asparagus–picked fresh from our garden only moments before. Robert planted the asparagus crowns in a bed at the end of our garden two years ago. This makes its third season and the first one for harvesting. For the best results, it’sContinue reading “Asparagus – First Vegetable of Spring”

Signs of Spring in the Yard

Short little post today to remind us all, spring is here. I’ll keep reminding myself of that this week. I’m in shorts today, but the weather experts keep saying there’s a chance for snow later this week. In the meantime, I’m enjoying a little color in the yard.   I planted pansies in an oldContinue reading “Signs of Spring in the Yard”

Garden Odds and Ends

By Patricia Zick @PCZick It’s been a long winter, which makes us all the more appreciative of all the signs of spring. These daffodils came out last week, and then were beaten down by a ferocious rainstorm within the first day of blooming. But with a little sun and some warmer temps, they rebounded inContinue reading “Garden Odds and Ends”