Category Archives: Arkansas blogger

Summer is Here.

The garden is in full swing and the flower beds are strutting their stuff. This trumpet vine is going crazy.   It has covered the fence and then some. This bee was caught taking a nap in one of the flowers until Allen woke him up. Way to go, Al. To keep this plant in check, I’ve […]

The Messy Nursery

I mentioned yesterday about a trip my aunt, cousin, and I made to a nursery about 2 hours from my house.  The forecast called for a warm morning, then rain and temps dropping 30 degrees throughout the day.  We didn’t care.  We had a plan.  It involved food and plants–a no-fail combo in our book. […]

There's so much to do!

At this point in spring, my body is racing back and forth in a frantic fury trying to get all the garden chores done before it gets too hot.  And there is so much I want to show you! Right now my flower beds can be described in one word. Pitiful.  I really didn’t want to show […]

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The 15th of the month means it’s time for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Carol, from May Dreams Gardens, hosts this event.  Check out her webpage to see gardens from all over the world. Here’s what’s happening in Northwest Arkansas…. I can’t think of a better way to spend tax day. Have a great week, Brenda

Catching Up

I am way behind on the happenings around the farm so hang on, we’ve got a lot to see. These little ladies are behaving for now. But come August they become the famous Naked Ladies ( Lycoris squamigera)  The foliage of this lily pops up in early spring, soaks up sunshine for a couple of months and then goes into hibernation until August.  Other […]

I spy something…..

If you guessed green–You win! Spring has sprung and although our average last freeze date is April 15th, the long-range forecast  looks like it we might have freezing temps later next week. I know it’s tempting to plant the garden right away, and I do have broccoli, onions, and lettuce planted, but I hold off on […]

There's a New Bird in Town

Our little dental office has large windows in each room.  We have 3 bird feeders in the tree that we, along with our patients, enjoy watching. We have a variety of birds that include finches, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, and cardinals to name a few. My co-worker spotted an unusual bird at our office today.  It […]

Antebellum Homes of Natchez, Mississippi

In the early 1930’s, a small garden club in Natchez decided to open their gardens for tours.  Unfortunately, an unexpected late freeze ruined those plans and the ladies had to quickly make other arrangements.  They chose, instead, to open their antebellum homes for tours.  It was such a success, the tours, also known as the Pilgrimage, became a yearly tradition. In the spring […]

Natchez, Mississippi

We arrived in Natchez on a beautiful, warm Sunday afternoon. Our home for the next couple of days was  Monmouth Plantation. This gorgeous home was built in 1818 by postmaster and businessman John Hankinson of Natchez.  There is an extensive history of the plantation and a very good summary on the Monmouth Plantation website. Our room was in the Pond […]

My Spring Break Getaway

Spring Break in the Ozarks is iffy.  Technically, the calendar says it is spring.  In reality, we still have a few weeks of cool weather.  And, although it was in the 70’s and 80’s the week before break, this week was predicted to be cold, rainy, snowing and sleety. So my good friend Kim and I decided to […]