Cottage Garden Living – Garden Ideas & Help All Year Long

Jacki Kellum is an artist and author, but she has also been an avid gardener for decades. Her blog site is at jackikellum.com, but her garden blog is at cottagegardenliving.com. As of May of 2024, she has committed herself to posting garden ideas almost every day on Youtube–sometimes more than one video a day. What…

Creme de Cassis Hollyhocks and The Fairy Rose

This morning, I walked out my front door, and I created a video focusing on my Creme de Cassis Hollyhocks and my Fairy Rose. Creme de Cassis Hollyhock Image Credit: American Meadv The Creme de Cassis Hollyhock is named after a French liquer. “Crème de cassis is a French blackcurrant liqueur that originated in the…

How to Create a Kitchen Garden with Raised Beds

Several times, I have said that my entire garden is a raised bed, and I have added that in many areas, the garden is a series of raised beds created on top of the base raised bed. A Load of Gin Trash Being Dumped into Jacki Kellum’s Garden Beneath my raised bed, I cover the…

Fragrant Roses in My Garden

I love the fragranc that is characteristic of old roses. That fragrance reminds me of the early summers of my childhood. Tp help prolong the scent of  roses, I have begun making potpourris: Recipes for Rose, Lavender, & Other Potpourris The primary ingredient of my potpouuris is that of the petals of fragrant roses, that…

Old Garden or Antique Roses – A List with Dates of Introduction

“Antique roses, also known as old garden roses or historic roses, are roses that existed before 1867. They are known for being hardy, disease resistant, and coming in many colors, shapes, and sizes.” Google Generative ai Archduke Charles Image Credit: Antique Rose Emporium Prior to 1837 Height: 3′ – 5′ Very Fragrant Continuous Bloom “Thomas Rivers called…

How I Created My 20′ Rose Arbor – Partially from Scraps

Rose Arbor – Jacki Kellum Garden 20′ Long – 8′ Wide “We Eat the Whole Buffalo” Following is an old saying that is said to have evolved from the tradition of the Plains Native Americans:  “We Eat the Whole Buffalo.” The words allude to a resolve to use everything available when trying to make do….