camelia sasanqua


By |2015-10-29T18:03:49-04:00October 29, 2015|Color, Friday Flowers|

I have to admit that my garden doesn’t have many flowers to show you! Yes, it’s that time of year. It’s also looking particularly scraggly today after the hard rains last night. So what’s a girl to do?

Swing by Trader Joe’s!!

Love these dark red gerbera daisies and I knew they would photograph so well against neutral backgrounds. I went to a program last week featuring Margaret Pender of
Victoria Park Florist
here in Chapel Hill. Margaret is the most creative, artistic, soft spoken and lovely woman who has flower arranging in her blood. You can read more about Margaret in the interview I did with her two years ago.

Be sure to click this post where I had given you a very helpful tip on how to keep gerbera daisies as cut flowers.

Anyway..that was part of my inspiration here. The other part was from
Kim Klassen. Kim has the very best “recipes” for Photoshop filters for your photographs. She is a master at creating background filters, showing how to use them and finding so many helpful tips. More than that, Kim is a still life photographer par excellence! Please do go over to her site and spend some time there.





By |2015-10-22T19:45:56-04:00October 22, 2015|Friday Flowers, Garden|

It has been busy here this week and the weather has been gorgeous!
The camelias are having one of their best years ever. These are fall blooming
camelia sasanquas: beautiful glossy leaves and they tend to stay smaller than the winter japonicas.


A little sunshine from these late blooming daisy sunflowers:


Love love loving my white Japanese Anemones:





An this, my very newest plant:  a Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree

My neighbor is moving away from the area and gave this to me! I only hope it will continue to be as happy and healthy as it has been in her courtyard…

Hope you all have a nice weekend: we are off to Boston tomorrow for three days. I will be posting over on Instagram, so stop by and take a look!


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