The Bonnie Blog / Flowers

Decorating Cupcakes with Edible Flowers

By Susannah Felts Back in March, I took my 5-year-old daughter Thalia with me to the Farmers’ Co-op to pick out some vegetable plants for our garden-to-be. The garden would, after all, be “hers”—a project she and I would work on together, with some assistance from her dad. Soon after we arrived at the co-op,… Read more »

Perennials: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Happy Mother’s Day! I have a photo from Mother’s Day 2006 that I keep in a frame in our kitchen. I can look at the photo and remember that day like it was yesterday…literally! I have three little girls who then were 2, 4 and 6 years old. It was a blistering hot and humid… Read more »

Got Bolting Greens? Gather Those Blooms for a Pretty Arrangement

When your cool season greens last into the warm season, they naturally begin to flower.  The plants get taller, stretching up a big stalk that will be topped with yellow blooms. This is when the plants are telling you it’s time to pluck them from the garden and replace them with warm season crops like… Read more »

Taking Notes On the Garden

By Renee Adam It’s that time again…the summer garden is winding down and weather is at that in-between stage (cool one day, hot another, raining another, etc.) My vegetables, herbs, and flowers that I planted in my summer garden all have different reactions to this weather and location of the sun shift. Example, my marigolds… Read more »

Marvelous Marigolds

By Renee Adam I hadn’t been down to my garden in four days and didn’t expect to see much when I went down this morning to check things over. This wonderful weather we have had this past week in Birmingham, Alabama, makes early mornings blissful! Down to the garden I went, distracted by the cool… Read more »