Growing Golden Griller Squash

When I spotted Golden Griller Squash at Covington’s, I knew I had to try it and it did NOT disappoint. Here’s everything you need to know about Golden Griller Squash. About Golden Griller Squash This disease-resistant squash is known for its amazing flavor and ease in the garden. While still susceptible to the dreaded squash…

Game of Thorns 2022

It’s the most beautiful time of year: Game of Thorns! Few things bring me as much joy as watching my roses bloom for the first time after a long, dormant winter. Watching roses wake up is one of the great joys of springtime!  Game of Thorns 2022 Winner: Scentimental The first rose to open this…

New Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Design

Looking for a raised bed vegetable garden design? Read this! I finally got my summer vegetable garden going! We had some bad weather at the end of March and April has been a bit of a whirlwind with back-to-back business trips (I’m a publicist, if you didn’t know!) so this is a later start for…

Growing Purple Bell Peppers

There is something so fabulously eye-catching about purple bell peppers, don’t you think? They’re so dark, they’re nearly black. I grew quite a lot of peppers in the garden this year but I thought Halloween week would be an appropriate time to tell you about growing purple sweet bell pepper since they’re so delightfully spooky…

Growing Black Krim Tomatoes

This is the tomato I was the most excited to grow this year. There’s just something about the unusual color and shape that had me chomping at the bit to try this beautiful tomato. Also known as the Black Crimea Tomato, this Russian heirloom tomato is a great producer of large, show-stopping tomatoes. Read about…

Growing Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

We have to talk about Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes. When I bought this little plant at Vintage and Vines in east Texas, I had no idea I was growing the tastiest tomato. Cherokee Purple is hands down the best tomato I’ve ever eaten. My mom said the same and she’s from California, the land of…

Summer Garden Update

Hello, lovelies! I wrote about planting my summer vegetable garden here. I thought you might like an update to see how things are growing! Tomatoes The tomatoes are doing unbelievably well! Most of the plants are 6-7 feet tall. Here they are next to me for comparison! I’ve been easily getting 1-2 cups of tomatoes…

Golden Celebration Rose

This brings me so much joy. It looks like sunshine in the garden! This David Austin rose is one of the largest-blooming English roses. The blooms are enormous. I planted mine outside of my office window and delight in seeing the sunny roses even on the stormiest day. Of all of my roses, this rose…

Scentimental Rose

Ahh, Scentimental. One of my favorite roses! This rose is rather jaw-dropping. Every petal looks like it’s been hand painted. In fact, it’s a bit reminiscent of the Painting the Roses Red scene in Alice in Wonderland, as if the Queen of Hearts herself commissioned Scentimental. I got this rose years ago from Jackson and…