Springtime in the Garden (Photos)

Spring is here and the garden is most certainly coming alive! Unfortunately some freezing temperatures are in the forecast for later in the week here in Tennessee. Here's a quick look at what you will find in my garden at the moment! Purple leaf plum and forsythia   I trimmed the forsythia back after…

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Garden Photo Updates from the Weekend

Here's a quick look at my garden from the weekend! The 'Diablo' ninebark is in bloom.  It has beautiful purple-copper hued leaves and flowers with these clusters of white flowers each spring. In the vegetable garden the lettuce is coming along - finally.  It's taken a while this year to get some good germination.…

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One Misty Morning

This morning was one where the garden was draped in a fog.  Fog adds a touch of mystery to any scene. This sunrise picture was taken from our back deck.  A birch tree to the left is sporting its last few remaining leaves while the maple is clinging to the last of the fall…

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Around Our Garden Landscape

This weekend after all the garden related chores were done for the day, and just before sunset came, I took a few photographs of how our gardens look this April.  I still have mulching, pruning, weeding, and many other things to do but I thought it would be a good time to share some…

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A Few Garden Images of March

If you follow Growing The Home Garden on Facebook you may have already seen some of these pictures!  The garden is really coming alive thanks to the extra warm weather.  This post is very garden picture heavy!  See if you can identify the plants in each photo.  Try not to cheat by looking at…

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The Frosted Garden

The first frosts are almost always something that this gardener dreads.  Mostly because it is the end of the growing season - mostly, some plants will grow on through the winter. But if you look closely at the frost you can also find it is a thing of beauty. Frost on Viburnum x burkwoodii…

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Randomness Around the Garden

This was one of those weekends where my garden time was fairly limited. I still managed to get outdoors some and accomplish a few little things. The biggest task was putting together the garden cart for my mower. It took almost two hours. That's probably where most of my outdoor time went but when…

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Bee Photography

Here are a few pictures of the bees in my garden.  I hope you enjoy the beeutiful photos! Bee on a coneflower Purple Coneflower Bee on a sunflower Sunflower Bee on a cosmos flower Cosmos Bee on verbena Verbena bonariensis  Bee on 'Oranges and Lemons' Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons' Gaillardia Two Bees on coneflower…

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