Today, I’m Starting My Rose Garden in My New Old House

For as long as I can remember, I have been an avid gardener. It all began when I was a child and when I realized that my grandmother had the most exotic garden anywhere around my little town. My grandmother was a country lady, and she had a typical cottage or kitchen garden, but she…

Four O’Clock Flowers Are Perennial in Garden Zones 7 – 10

Last summer, I had a healthy bed of four o’clocks growing in my garden in the Ozark Mountains. I had never grown four o’clocks before, and several things surprised by about these little, fairy-like flowers. The first thing that surprised me was the size of the four o’clock’s blossoms. The blossoms of a four o’clock…

How to Garden Near a Black Walnut Tree

Plants Susceptible to Juglone The following plants are observed to be susceptible to juglone produced by walnut trees. This list is based only on observation and experience, not scientific experiments. It should be used for guidance only, not regarded as definitive. From K State Extension and Master Gardening Program Here Trees Intolerant of Juglone Alder,…

Focus on Westerland Climbing Rose

  Westerland Climbing Rose I was shopping at a nursery center today [November 5], and I was immediately attracted to the purplish-red leaves on a few roses that had been added to the clearance table. Mind you, the plant had no blooms, but the foliage alone on this particular rose bush made it seem to…

Ideas for Small, Intimate Gardens

Jacki Kellum Garden August 2019 – Quickfire Hydrangea, Magic Pink Canna, California Giant Zinnias, Rudbeckia [Black-Eyed Susans], and Sugar Pumpkin Vine Jacki Kellum Garden May 2019 – Gene Boerner Rose Jacki Kellum Garden August 2015 Jacki Kellum Garden September 2017 Jacki Kellum Garden Gate 2016 “When the hornet hangs in the hollyhock, And the brown…