Tickseed: FOTD September 3, 2020

Our yard outside of the “Fenced In Zone” is going to contain a lot of tickseed. I love how they flower for the whole season and I love that the deer and bunnies don’t eat them. Zoe likes them, too, because there are Leopard Frogs living under them. The frogs eat the bugs and keep…

It’s A Glorious Morning ~ FOTD

It’s a glorious morning! This little toad is enjoying my Morning Glories for a few moments. Did you know that toads eat ticks (and tons of other bugs, of course)? This is good news since we have a lot of ticks ~ and a lot of toads. Have a great day, Everyone! Best, Candice~Marie

Zen Zinnias Into Sunset ~ FOTD

I’m in my late forties. Can you believe I had never heard of or grew Zinnias until last season? I bought some seeds at the store in 2019, not really knowing what they were. I planted a few in a spot in the ground and I planted some in a pot and then I forgot!…

Why We Cannot Plant Honeysuckle

Yes, that’s right. I am scared to plant Honeysuckle. As we are all thinking towards Spring, especially us gardener types, we are busy perusing the seeds to buy on line or in the store. We are planning, planning, planning which is so much fun and gives us much hope. Especially for those of us living…

The Spirit of Christmas is Still Lingering

Everywhere I look in my house and outside, the Spirit of Christmas is still with us, in February! I have never had a Poinsettia plant last UNTIL Christmas let alone after. It’s going strong here in February with vibrant life and colors. You can see it has new red leaves growing and small yellow flowers….

Garden Flower Power!

This year we are DEtermined to have a beautiful garden we can enjoy while keeping in mind the basic principles of permaculture with a concentration on attracting pollinators with a concentration on butterflies and solitary bees. I’VE RECENTLY RECEIVED SOME SEEDS I ORDERED! Yes, that’s right, I am very excited. Last year I ordered two…

FOTD:12.20.19 ~ The Bee’s Knees Pollinator Mix

Part of the Bee’s Knees Pollinator wildflower mix. Looks like it’s working! ~Please click on photos for a better viewing experience~ This post is in response to Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge Instagram ● YouTube ● Facebook All photos and videos on this site were shot/created by Candice~Marie. Please do not use without…

FOTD: 12.16.19 ~ Day Lilly

~Please click on photos for a better viewing experience~ There were all kinds of Day Lilly plants already planted by a previous owner of our property. I didn’t recognize them at first because the Deerski Family started eating the plant as soon as it started growing. I finally realized what was going on and I…

Seeds Bring Hope: Coneflower

I can’t wait to see how many Coneflower plants pop up in my garden next season! I have sprinkled A LOT of seeds in anticipation of many coneflowers which will have to be protected from the Deerski Family because they like to nip off the flowers. This is in response to the Flower of the…

FOTD: 12.07.19 ~ Zinnia Misunderstandings

Early on this last Spring season I bought Zinnia seeds along with a few other seeds I can’t remember at the moment. I had never grown Zinnias before but had seen or read about them which made me want to try them. As I was feeling slightly overwhelmed in Spring not really knowing where to…