Our morning view at the Jekyll Island Birding Station. It was a beautiful day in the Golden Isles. I love this place.

Our morning view at the Jekyll Island Birding Station. It was a beautiful day in the Golden Isles. I love this place.

Permission to take seed pods granted by resort mgmt. time to fill the bag. #seedchat #seedaddict

Permission to take seed pods granted by resort mgmt. time to fill the bag. #seedchat #seedaddict

"I found it! Wait, a little to the left, now a smidge to the right, up a little." #gardenchat #rosechat #pollinators

"I found it! Wait, a little to the left, now a smidge to the right, up a little." #gardenchat #rosechat #pollinators

New hummingbird feeders in place. Now she waits. #gardeningwithkids #gardenchat

New hummingbird feeders in place. Now she waits. #gardeningwithkids #gardenchat

Heading to my happy place to find some fall seeds and a little solace.

Heading to my happy place to find some fall seeds and a little solace.

Planting Sunflowers Among the Weeds

Planting Sunflowers Among the Weeds

Girl Wonder #1 loves sunflowers as much as she loves pink. She discovered last week that we didn’t have enough sunflowers growing in the yard. It was her duty as a gardener to plant more sunflowers. It also helped that the Boys Wonder were splashing she and her sister in the pool in a pirate fight.

Undaunted, she requested sunflower seeds and I supplied. And let her get to planting.
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Ah ha! Finally found where the #moopootea had been hiding amongst the moving boxes. Time to brew! #gardenchat #rosechat #growyourown

Ah ha! Finally found where the #moopootea had been hiding amongst the moving boxes. Time to brew! #gardenchat #rosechat #growyourown

Happy Rosy Thursday, garden friends! #rosechat #gardenchat #almostfriday #rosesofinstagram

Happy Rosy Thursday, garden friends! #rosechat #gardenchat #almostfriday #rosesofinstagram

This “heaven’s gate” coreopsis is covered with bees with bulging pollen sacks. #gardenchat #bees #pollinators

This “heaven’s gate” coreopsis is covered with bees with bulging pollen sacks. #gardenchat #bees #pollinators

Trying Out a New Plant

Trying Out a New Plant

**Joe from Garden Harvest Supply graciously sent me this plant to try out. All opinions and experiences are my own but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to grow it yourself.**

I’m a sucker for trying out new-to-me plants. Getting them to grow in my garden and with our craziness always triggers the “mad scientist” in me. And the “oh, let’s try it and see what happens” vein that runs rampant…

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