Begonia Love. 


I use a lot of begonias in my clients’ container gardens during the summer. Some are used for foliage, while others are used for a proliferation of flowers. Rex begonias have beautiful symmetrical leaf patterns and insignificant flowers, while cane begonias produce long branching arms, dripping with flowers for months on end. Tuberous begonias come in summer-hot sizzling colors like tangerine-orange and ruby-red. These are all shade plants, especially here in Zone 7B, but they stand up to the heat very well. 

Look for the different types of begonias in the garden center. My favorites include Tuberous Begonias, Shrub Begonias, Rex Begonias, and Rhizome Begonias, all of which offer a stunning variety in foliage and flower production. 

June is National Rose Month, and my friends over at Bombay Outdoors ran a reader facebook poll last month, asking: “What’s your favorite flower?”  and this was the result:
"30,000 fans and gardeners (mostly U.S. women) voted for their favorite garden flowers. The results came in and I asked horticulturist Nancy Wallace if she’d write about the Top Five Favorites. Then we noticed. In the poll, roses got LOVE! They didn’t just win, they got 15 THOUSAND more votes than the 2nd-most popular flower!"
So, follow the link and find out which roses are my personal favorites. The readers’ other four favorite flowers will appear in a story next week, so stay tuned. 

Golden Celebration | David Austin English Rose | National Rose Month

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Celebrate National Rose Month by sharing your blooms with the world around you. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan declared the rose the National Floral Emblem of the United States. June is set aside …

Pictured: ‘Golden Celebration’ in the garden of Chris VanCleave aka “The Redneck Rosarian” (who is also the President of the Birmingham Rose Society). 

Just a couple of the “props” we’ll be bringing on Saturday, June 1st, to the Harvest Farm Community Garden for the class on Portable Kitchen Gardens. Presented by, Yours truly

What better way to spend a Saturday with the family than at Georgia’s largest (and most beautiful) community garden, in Suwanee?!  

Sweet are the uses of adversity Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
As You Like It, a pleasant comedy
William Shakespeare(1900) Newly embellished with sundry decorations by Will H. LowAct II, Scene 1, The Forest of Arden 

Sweet are the uses of adversity
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

As You Like It, a pleasant comedy

William Shakespeare
(1900) Newly embellished with sundry decorations by Will H. Low
Act II, Scene 1, The Forest of Arden