Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May Garden Projects

Garden Work
Middle Georgia

The weather in recent days has been very cooperative with gentile rains and mild temperatures.  So, It is time to accomplish those gardening task that need to be accomplished before it gets too dry and/or too warm.

My Bride pruned back the Azaleas that flank the front entrance.  These are on the left side with the Azaleas on the right side yet to be pruned.  This pruning must be accomplished before the buds for the Spring 2017 blooms start to set which can normally happen during the last week of June or the first weeks of July.

This is a Corkscrew Rush which I acquired with funds I was given for my volunteer photography at the recent Volunteer Luncheon which honored the many volunteers that give of their time and talents to Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful.  I also purchased the colorful planter with these funds.

This is a Fountain Grass named "Pennisetum  salvena "Fireworks"  I also place several in the ground.  This plant should thrive in sun to part shade. 

I placed two of these plants in pots which are on the ends of the steps to the back garden.  It is a Bacopa plant which also is reported to thrive in sun to part shade.

 These two views are Caladiums which I placed under the Tea Olives and full shade.  They add a bit of cool color and interest to an area where there were no other plants.

 The plants I selected for the six planters that decorate the front steps are:  Chrysogonum virginianum (with the yellow blooms) and Dead Nettle known as "White Nancy."  They are reported to thrive in part shade with some sun light. 

 Because of the poor soil I always use garden soil available at plant stores and nurseries to give the plants an opportunity to thrive.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 Garden Club of Georgia Historic Home and Garden Tour

Oak Grove
Garden and Home Tour
Newnan, Georgia

April 30, 2016 - A delightful day to participate in a revisit of this Historic site which also was the very first Garden Club of Georgia Historic House and Garden Tour which was over 20 years ago.

My Bride and I, along with several other Garden Club members from Macon made this trip to Newnan.  Admittedly I could have taken many more pictures, however I also desired to be a visitor and not just a photographer.  This was a wonderful trip and also a wonderful opportunity to support the Historic Restoration Projects that are but one aspect of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. projects.

In summary I am glad I participated in this event.

I have never seen rail road spikes used as an edging.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Again Beauty Abounds in Middle Georgia

The Wonderful Rain

Early this Morning prior to Sunrise we received one half inch of rain.  It washed the Pollen away and everything looked so brilliant that I determined to document the wonderful morning with a series of pictures.  The message today is enjoy the Spring Beauty that surrounds you where ever you are!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Garden Club Field Trip

Garden Club Field Trip
Coweta Greenhouses, Inc.
Newnan, Georgia

The Pine Ride Garden Club located in Macon, Georgia conducted a Field Trip to Coweta Greenhouses, Inc. which is located just South of Newnan, Georgia to see first hand how a commercial grower grows and ships plants.  It was a very interesting and educational opportunity to see first hand all the steps involved in growing and also shipping the lovely flowers we all appreciate when we visit our local food markets.  While I cannot disclose who Coweta Greenhouses, Inc. ships to you can send me an E-Mail at:

to learn of the Food Chain that sells the flowers grown by Coweta Greenhouses, Inc.

The flowers were lovely and I will not post any comments on the majority of the pictures.  Enjoy the beauty.  If your Garden Club would like to visit this organization their phone number is:  (770) 251-3040.

Members of the Pine Ridge Garden Club along with the Manager of Coweta Greenhouses, Inc.  Tommy is on the far Left.

Plants in sleeves ready for loading and shipment.

Pine Ridge Garden Clubbers modeling the Greenhouse.  Coweta Greenhouses, Inc. has over seven acres of greenhouses!