I enjoy several things about gardening. I like watching things grow, and I like spending time outside in nature. But I think that I get my main enjoyments from the kaleidoscopic splashes of color that are ever-changing, according to the
September 3, 2021 – Jacki Kellum Garden Notebook Coral Red Dogwood Shrub – Image Credit: My Gardening Life Today, I pruned away some of the dying branches on my Coral Red Dogwood shrub. I bought this gem on clearance, after
This is the third time that I have launched a Cottage Garden Living website. I began garden blogging at least 10 years ago, but for one reason or another, I would repeatedly suspend that effort. Yet, I have consistently been
During the summer of 2021, I discovered Summer Carnival, which is a variegated variety of hardy hibiscus. Summer Carnival Foliage To be clear, it is the leaves of Summer Carnival that are variegated and not the blooms. The foliage of
Over the past few years, I have cultivated a taste for coleus plants. I grew up during the 1950s, and I do not remember that the coleus plants of my childhood were as vividly colored as they are now. The
I currently live in the Ozark Mountains, but I grew up in the very flat cotton-farming countryside of the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri. That was a long time ago–a time when the kids helped pick the cotton during the fall.