Saturday, September 13, 2014

It's National Peanut Day

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I didn't realize that today was peanut day.  Did you?  Well let's see, have any of you ever drank a bottle of Coke or Pepsi with peanuts in it?  You must try it but please find a glass bottle coke to do this with.  Guess it will have to be the small coke...That is the best for the sweet and salty tastes together.
I enjoyed this treat in high school especially.  We would go to canteen the highlight of the day.  Socialize eat and drink your snack because you were finally old enough to go to the Canteen!
I found out a few interesting facts about peanuts, so come on along with me.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Little Landscaping ~ Little Crapemyrtles

Does Summer keep you as busy as it does me?  There is always something to do.  This post was supposed to be done in July.  Well since I went to the trouble to take the pictures I might as well do it now.  

 The Little Crapemyrtles love the addition of pine straw 
picture taken 7/19/2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Spotlight Story: These People Are Amazing!

You know there are people who stand out among others and I've been so blessed to get to know them.  People that are so interesting, caring, and outgoing.  The list goes on and on.  
These two ladies are prime examples of that.  Both are so fun loving and enjoy life to the fullest.  They have never, as we say in the south, "Let the dust settle around them!"  Active is one very big word to describe Kathryn and Kim.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Little Herb Garden That Could

 I have to admit that here at Hibiscus House herbs haven't thrived.  For years I've tried to grow them without any surviving.  This year I decided to put some in the porch rail boxes and line the back doorsteps with some.
Yes!  Finally I've had a kitchen herb garden within my reach for making all sorts of delicious dishes.  I didn't realize it would be a home to all of these ...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Spotlight Melvin Purvis Series: Ross Beard

Mr. Ross Beard and Chuck

Many of you know that in our hometown we have legends and we are very proud of them.  I started this quest some time ago to find out more about Melvin Purvis.  There have been many bumps along the way and I'm sure as I go forward there will be many more. Today I visited with...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

20 key tips for growing yummy fruit

Hometalk.  Are you a follower?  You probably have heard about it by now.  It is a wonderful website full of home and gardening ideas!  It is a great place to have your questions answered by very knowledgeable professionals that can do that for you.  I love the site!
Please join me over at Hometalk.  When you get there be sure to click the individual pics for all of the fruit growing tips and problems.  I was glad when Liz asked me to be the curator of this clipboard and hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight Story: Mandy Maddocks of Muck Boots & Lipstick

Hibiscus House is proud to present Mandy Maddocks.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this wonderful story!  She is an extremely talented writer as you will see.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Behind the Scenes Gardening

Bloggers seldom want to air their dirty laundry in public.  Well, actually nobody does.  There are good reasons for doing that.  People don't want to see a mess.  They want to believe that people can actually do it all!  
I confess and those that know me personally already know this.  I have so many interests that I have never narrowed them down to perfect just a few....therefore a mess in some areas at any given time.
Today I share my neglected flower bed.  Shameful really because now this particular bed is blooming in full.  It should be shown for all of it's glory but can't.  Why?  Grass! It is covering this bed.

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