I love going to Volcano Bay in Florida, not for the water rides, but for the tropical atmosphere. I spend most of my time exploring the variety of tropical plants and flowers. I use a plant app to try to identify each species and find out if they will grow in my zone 8 climate. […]

For the Love of Zinnias – Sweet Southern Blue

There was a time in my life that I did not care much for zinnias. I have no idea why I didn’t love these easy to grow, colorful flowers. I don’t think I realized that they came in all colors, sizes, and shapes. Now I can’t wait to order new varieties and watch them grow. […]

Garden Tour of Moss Mountain Farm – P Allen Smith | Sweet Southern Blue

‘m contintuing  my tour of Moss Mountain Farms with P Allen Smith here with photos of his gardens. The flower gardens were filled with bright pops of color ; add that to having the Arkansas river as your backdrop and you have a feast for the eyes. Here are some of the photos of his […]

Catalpa Trees ~ Historic Washington State Park | Sweet Southern Blue

We have several large Catalpa trees at Historic Washington State Park where I work.  I love it every year in the spring when all of the flowers bloom and then begin to fall in all late summer.  It looks like the ground is covered in snow. The leaves on these trees are huge and the […]

Spring Flowers are blooming on-the-farm.

It’s spring on-the-farm again and that means green grass, baby chicks, newborn calves, and beautiful flowers.  Here are some of the pictures I took yesterday.  Hope you enjoy them. Related

Flowers from the Garden – Sweet Southern Blue

The roses are in full bloom now and are absolutely beautiful. Yellow roses are always my favorite to photograph. The white peonies were the first to bloom and all of the plants are loaded.  This is first pink peony to bloom.     Related

Spring | Sweet Southern Blue

It Spring!  Unfortunatly it’s cold and rainy here so I decided to post some photos that I took a couple of years ago.  Hopefully it will wash away some of this pollen.

Daffodils | Sweet Southern Blue

Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in […]


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