‘Spider surprise’ sounds like a horrible dish from a terrible restaurant

… but in reality it’s always a welcome addition to the scorched, dead-earth-looking yard in late summer/early fall.

Look at this naked lady

Thank you for reading this SEO-optimized post. Incidentally, I can’t remember if this is another of @saraclark’s transplants or one my mother gave me. But it was a nice surprise …

Sweet little lilies

This sweet candy lily and its sibling nearby don’t seem to be as put out by the relentless heat as much of the other stuff gasping blooms out there right …

Why I am not in charge of naming flowers

While hiking up Lookout Mountain last year, Nick Fowler and I for some reason started talking about black-eyed Susans and how they got their name. We pretty much settled on …

Remember when I used to garden?

Yeah, me too. It seems that my desire to go outside and dig in the dirt has sort of been swept away along with my ability to write and take …