Friday, June 9, 2023

In the Garden {Agapanthus)

 Though I did not get many blooms this year, several agapanthus blooms did appear. I'm so happy that I was able to find the white blooms several years ago for the front garden. I do love green and white, for it's always right!

Agapanthus is a genus of six species of fleshy-rooted perennials with a long history of taxonomic confusion. It was originally included in the lily family (Liliaceae), was then moved to the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae), moved again into the onion family (Alliaceae), went back to Amaryllidaceae and now resides in its own family, the Agapanthaceae, a sister family to the Amaryllidaceae. Despite the common name of Lily-of-the-Nile, they are not native to the Nile River basin of northeastern Africa; this monotypic family (consisting of only one genus) is actually endemic to southern Africa. In its native areas, Agapanthus is considered to be both a magical and a medicinal plant, used to treat heart disease, paralysis, coughs, colds, and other ailments, and the leaves are used as bandages (the plant does contain chemicals with anti-inflammatory and other properties). 

Agapanthus, y'all!

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Welcome Summer! {Summer Door Hanger}

 Hi, y'all!

It's been a while as I have been enjoying my first few days of summer vacation. The end of the school year is always busy, and the first days of vacation are filled with lots of rest and relaxation.

I recently purchased a new summer doorhanger from one of my go-tos for seasonal door hangers, Tom Tom and Company. The newest doorhanger, Seashells & Chinoserie, is a perfect welcome for the months of summer.

TomTom's original "Seashells and Chinoiserie" design is a true favorite for this season.  It can be hung on your coastal home or in town to celebrate the summer season.

The top hole allows you to add your own ribbon or cording for hanging. It is completely outdoor safe, with pigmented outdoor inks, so there is no fading.

Seashells & Chinoserie, y'all!

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Jazz Festin' from Home

 I did not attend Jazz Fest in person this year, but I did enough some Jazz Festin' from home. With the addition of the jazz saxophone door hanger and the Nan Parati sign, porch festing is my kind of festival. Good music, no lines, well-appointed bathrooms, and cold libations all help to ensure that I enjoy festival season.

Jazz Festin', y'all!

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