Behold, the Bachelor’s Button…(aka Cornflower)

One of my favorite garden plants this season has been the Bachelor’s Buttons – aka Cornflowers. I used to read novels (usually romance novels) in which characters were described as having “cornflower blue eyes”. I never knew what that meant until I started gardening…

Garden Visitors

August is the big month for flowers in my garden…which means it’s also the big month for pollinators. I’ve been thrilled this year to see so many bees and butterflies, and I get a kick out of just sitting on the porch, watching everything…

Bachelor’s Buttons and Love Lies Bleeding

This is Love Lies Bleeding. Isn’t that a crazy name for a flower? Who came up with that? I’ve had these growing in my yard for three years now, and I didn’t know the proper name for them until this very evening when I…