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…

Church in My Garden – A Jacki Kellum Garden Journal Post for Autumn

The grasses are arching above the places where the perennials had bloomed only weeks ago. The Purple Fountain grass is darker than most of my garden now, which is still a lush, verdant green. Like icing on its cake, feathery festoons topple from the tips of each spire of the ornamental grass. Some of the…

Memories of Going to the Fair

I grew up in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri, which is about 120 miles up the Mississippi River from  Memphis, Tennessee. The highlight of my autumns was that of going to the Midsouth Fair in Memphis. My mother lived to be 97, and every time I saw her, I heard her repeat: “Brush your teeth…