In a tizzy over tansy

Several of you have asked, "What's that lovely yellow button flower?" It's tansy! Tansy is also known as Common Tansy, Wild Tansy, Gold Leaf Tansy, Stinking Willie, Bitter Buttons, Ginger Plant, Cow Bitter, Scented Fern (for the odor), Cheese (for the flowers), Mugwort, or Golden Buttons. It flourishes wild practically…

week one

Happy summer solstice and first week of Delight harvest! This week's blooms included orange day lilies, garlic scapes, some lovely lacy green "weed," mint, daisies, yarrow, pin cushion, fireworks, and a few snap dragons! The garlic scapes are edible so I hope they make their way into your pesto this…

my kind of fireworks

This week's inaugural bouquet was inspired by the season of fireworks as well as a tribute to my mother, whom died on the third of July ten years ago. She was a dedicated and knowledgeable gardener. I learned so much from her about growing plants, landscape design and the fundamentals…