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Garden Thyme with the Creative · 6M ago

The Art of Bonsai

I recently posted that I had visited the North Carolina Arboretum. My favorite part of the Arboretum was seeing the Bonsai Collection. I find the art of creating a tree to miniature, recreat...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 7M ago

A Visit to The North Carolina Arboretum

This week I had the opportunity to visit The North Carolina Arboretum. If you are ever in Asheville, North Carolina, you should stop by and visit. The gardens are very nice and you can spend...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 7M ago

Critters, Drought and Gardening

Deer damage to a hosta plant.Gardening this year has been interesting. I have been spending time working on the hardscape and planting additional plants to fill out the garden. I had great e...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

Chinese Lizard's Tail

The other day, I was walking in the park and I saw this plant. It was a beautiful clump that was about 36 inches tall and about 4 feet wide. In the sun, the white color in the leaves just gl...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

The Lure of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Back in March of 2015, I wrote a blog post on the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. My husband and I were visiting the area in February and we decided to walk across the bridge to see the gardens....
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

Gardening on the Mountain

What a view!Gardening on the mountain has been very different than when I gardened back in Indiana. I do have a beautiful view in my garden but gardening on a mountain has it's own problems....
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

The New Garden is Starting to Bloom

                                                The garden is starting to bloom! Maybe that seems normal to many, but last year my garden was dug up, potted up and moved nearly 500 miles to ...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

Building the Garden Shed and Retaining Wall

It has been slow going, but the garden is starting to take shape. The new retaining wall has been added and the new garden storage shed has been built. We ran into some delays due to trying ...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

Spring has Sprung

 Spring has arrived in my North Carolina garden and it has been exciting watching the garden come to life. Most of the plants that I moved and planted are breaking ground. Each day something...
Garden Thyme with the Creative · 8M ago

Designing the New Garden

I have had time to clean up the existing garden and to take a good look at it. The garden is a shrub garden on the side (near the top) of a mountain. My soil is clay and sand with lots of di...