Category Archives: Arkansas blogger

Sunday Thoughts

As I looked in my flower bed yesterday, I spied this clump of grass. I grabbed my shovel to remove this unsightly mess. I knelt down to remove it and saw something. Sticking out to the side was some Spider Lily foliage.  A beautiful, unique flower that blooms without question during the heat and humidity of our summer. Had […]

March Madness

For some people, March Madness means lots and lots of basketball.  For me, March Madness refers to lots and lots of garden chores. And as the temperatures begin to warm,  my mind races with everything  I want  to get done this month. I’ve been working feverishly in the greenhouse starting perennials, annuals and most recently tomatoes and peppers.  The broccoli seedlings are growing nicely.. […]

I made a Cake

With the weather being cold, I love spending time in the kitchen trying recipes. I’ve been waiting for such weather to try this one particular cake. The cake is called White Godiva Martini Cake and the recipe can be found at The recipe itself was intimidating to me.  One whole page of ingredients and instructions.  Three different recipes […]

This and That

I took advantage of a beautiful day to do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. First, I want to bring you up to date on the chicken coop/garden shed project. We have a little more to do on the inside, but my builder’s first priority is my dad’s house and then […]

If you don't like the weather…

Night before last, when we went to bed, we could hear sleet hitting the windows. The weatherman on TV (with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up) was calling for 1/4″ to 1/2″ of ice to hit the area early this morning. The memory of the ice storm of 2009 and no power for 7 days, […]

Give a Gal Some Pruners and Stand Back

It’s that time of year, in my zone 6b-7 garden, when some of my plants need cutting back.  The general rule is when the forsythia are blooming, it’s time to grab those pruners and loppers and get to work.  Well, the forsythia are blooming, so it’s time to get pruning. The first participants of the pruning […]

Flowers Blooming in February

Fellow blogger Carol, from May Dreams Garden, hosts a Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day on the 15th of every month.  This is the day that bloggers from all over the world post what’s blooming in their garden.  I usually don’t have much to contribute in the winter, but I did discover a couple of blooms yesterday. […]

Romancing the Stone

I have never been a frou-frou kinda girl. I don’t like malls. I don’t like to shop. My name and fashion are never mentioned favorably in the same sentence. I’ve had the same hair cut since the seventh grade. I’m not up on the latest jewelry trends, but I do think diamonds are very pretty. I […]