Category Archive: Garden Talent

Gardeners Roll Call, Monday, July 6, 2015

Posted by on July 6, 2015

Helen's Haven

The DAY Overcast, humid, and mid 80s The RAIN We had a couple of misty days, but nothing appreciable….until Saturday. Saturday 0.50 inches Sunday 0.20 inches The DEEDS It has been a slow gardening week. It’s a shame too….spring has sprung, the early summer meltdown has past (and I hope it stays gone for good), […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 29, 2015

Posted by on June 29, 2015

Gaia Herb Farm

THE  DAY Absolutely beautiful! Low humidity; low-to-mid 80s THE RAIN Thursday —  0.1 inch Friday  — 1.1 inches Saturday — 0.5 inch   THE DEEDS Thanks to Garden Gate magazine’s visit last week, I’m able to skate the rest of the summer with regards to major projects. I wish I could say it was ice […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 22, 2015

Posted by on June 22, 2015


THE DAY Moist (humid) and hot (95) RAIN Wednesday evening — .4 inches Thursday evening — 2 inches Friday evening – 1/4 inch Saturday evening – 1/4 Clearly, no complaints here… THE DEED Yard waste center to rid of last week’s collections. Filled the bee’s sugar water. Entertained Garden Gate magazine for two days The […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 8, 2015

Posted by on June 8, 2015

Toronto Fling 2015

THE DAY Today, I’m returning from Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling. Thanks to Helen Battersby and her team for showing us a GRAND time in Toronto!   Next year, Fling will be in Minneapolis, MN lead my by wonderful friend, Amy Schuneman Andrychowicz. OK, I’m not the best speller in the world. I’m gonna have to […]

Gardeners Roll Call: June 1, 2015

Posted by on June 1, 2015


THE DAY Absolutely beautiful! THE DEED Wished for rain. Pruned a limb off the ‘Zuni’ Crape Myrtle. As my garden ages, more and more editing needed. I like that though. Transplanted 3 peony. They were getting shaded out in their old location. Their new spot, along the peony path, is much brighter. Transplanted an iris […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 25, 2015

Posted by on May 25, 2015


THE DAY Beautiful! THE DEEDS Happy Memorial Day! The official kick-off of summer. Scratched most of the week from the little bit of poison ivy I got after visiting the Croatan National Park. Travel this week with Beth Jimenez and the other garden geek gals. We are all heavily involved with the JC Raulston Arboretum. […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 18, 2015

Posted by on May 18, 2015


THE DAY Warm on Sunday, high 85 ºF THE DEED Did a better clean up job on the Loquat that was damaged by an ice storm. Took the chainsaw to a gnarly branch. Tied up the awesome and fun columnar ornamental plum. I’m reminded that I need to ask Lane about this plant. I looked […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 11, 2015

Posted by on May 11, 2015

Helen's Haven Iris

If you ever suffered from a drought, and who hasn’t, then you know this feeling. When you haven’t had rain in a while, you start to worry. And by a little while, it could be less than a week. Even though in inches of rain, Raleigh is up for the year, with regular rainfall, yet, […]