There are so many flowers blooming at Riverbend, what Paula calls her property, that I had to take pictures this morning and share with y’all! I will start at the front porch, with these urns of Japanese Lace Leaf Maple with hydrangeas. The ivy has gotten out of control in the pots so I braided it and made swags. I love the contrast of colors!
The snapdragons are just going wild. We did all white this year and I pinched them back heavily this fall. If you sacrifice blooms in the fall you will be rewarded in the spring!
My favorite flower is the anemone. We planted several colors in the raised cutting bed. While I love this flower I have discovered that Paula doesn’t. I may still have to plant a few next fall! Shh!! Don’t let her know!
Last year we planted several lily bulbs and they came right back up this spring. Nothing smells as good as a lily bloom. I love this color lily cut inside Paula’s home.
We also have several clusters of Foxgloves on the property. These in the cutting garden are finally sending up their blooms. This is a favorite of Paula’s and mine. They don’t last long with our heat but they are so worth planting.
We have a very wet area on the property where we planted purple iris. Growing up in Louisiana and Mississippi, it brings me right back home!
No garden is complete without a pair of ducks. Well maybe that’s not true. My feathered friends have followed me all over the gardens this morning. Right by my side at all times. Paula and her grandkids just love the ducks. I have a love/hate relationship with them! They are the first to eat my water lilies, and snack on delicate blooms in the garden. Bread has become my latest device in protecting my garden from these troublemakers!
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm