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…

FOTD: 12.05.19 ~ Truly Deer Resistant ~ Poppy

Since our property is so “raw” right now, I had thrown down some wildflower seeds in the spring and a whole bunch of poppies sprouted up in an array of beautiful colors. The Deerski Family thought they were pretty, as well, and didn’t eat them so I’m adding this flower to my Truly Deer Resistant…

FOTD: 11.26.19 ~ Truly Deer Resistant ~ False Indigo

I was not familiar with False Indigo until we moved onto this property. It was planted by a previous owner of the property and the Deerski Family has no interest in this plant ~ None, Zilch, Nada. It took a little bit of research to figure out what kind of plant it was. I don’t…

FOTD: 11.23.19 ~ Truly Deer Resistant ~ Snap Dragon

We did not plant these, We can only guess that the seed fell out of a bird’s ~ A🐦🐦 ~ and it grew. This area by the Bay is heavily travelled by the Deerski Family and this photo was taken by me on November 5th so we deem the Snap Dragon a Truly Deer Resistant…