Monday, August 1, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wild Blue Phlox

Spring has sprung and so have my Wild Blue Plox otherwise known as Phlox Divaricata. This form of Phlox is a native wildflower also known as Wild Sweet William.  The word Phlox is Greek for flame.  All forms of Phlox attract butterflies and humming birds.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Spiderwort and the Summer Solstice

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) is also known as Sweet Kate. It's a beautiful flower with spider  like foliage.  Grows well for me in sun or part shade and comes in pinks, blues, white and purples. They bloom for me at the Summer Solstice. Happy Summer!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Colors in my Haunted Garden

This was the view of our woods before we got high winds.
Sassafras and a red maple leaf.
Viburnum turns a shade of orange/pink with dark purple berries.
Beautiful oak.
All good Witches must have witch hazel in their yards!
Beautiful hickory!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Do Touch...Touch Me Nots

Spotted Touch Me Nots or Jewelweed (Impatiens Capensis) is a native wildflower. They grow here along the roadsides and along the edge of our woods. Their flowers can be a wonderful orange as pictured above or yellow. The touch me not part of them is their seed pod. It bursts open in your hand and scatters the seeds. They feel alive and it's quite fun!
A poultice made from Jewelweed is said to help with poison ivy although I haven't tried it as I am not affected by poison ivy for some reason.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mums the word

Ok I'm am ready for Fall and yes that means Fall planting!
What says Autumn Joy more than Mums?
Chrysanthemums that is.
Look at all the lovely Fall colors and varieties.
And what better companion to mums than ceramic Jack O' Lanterns!
Found them at my local Kroger.
I think mums planted in large plastic Witch cauldrons are perfect don't you!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beautiful Black Eyed Susan's and Spooky Spider

There is such beauty in the Haunted Gardens this time of year! 
The spider above is a male nursery web spider. He's lovely I think.