About

Hello,

Welcome all!! I have never been so excited!  So happy about starting this blog.

So here it goes.  A little bit about me… some parents name their children after ancestors, mine just named me after a plant… Erica 🙂 Weirdly enough I have yet to plant an Erica in my garden but I have done so in my parents…. so I guess that sort of counts.  I lead a crazy busy life filled with work, plants, photography, my children and just plain ole life.  I love gardening, traveling, art, photography and silly evenings with my girls and husband after work.

Now down to the good stuff – I have a small garden, but it is packed with as many flowers/plants as possible.  I have tried to limit myself to only fragrant flowers, but that has not really worked out so… it has become a whatever I like garden 🙂 I have been in the “green industry” all my life, comes from being a daughter of a nurseryman (I am fifth generation).    As for our business, we do design, build and landscape as well as installing and supplying large specimen trees.  We are located in Northern Virginia, not too far from Washington, D.C., zones 6b depending to 7.  We have hot, humid  summers and coldish winters.  I have never been one for cold snowy days, so I usually hole up during winter and dream of warm sun kissed days.

At this moment in time I am on the verge of crazy with trying to get my hands on different Galanthus cultivars.  I guess it is the “we want what we can not have.”  So far not as successful as I would have hoped but not much can be expected.  Not many different cultivars or suppliers are here in the U.S. compared to the U.K., but I am a determined women. 🙂

Below is a photograph of my side yard this past July.

So that is me in a nutshell.

I look forward to learning about everything photography and plants ! So feel free to comment and share!

Happy gardening!

Erica

My side yard

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19 thoughts on “About

    • Thank you! I hope that I will have some photographs that you might enjoy.

      Yes, Scheepers has great bulbs. All of the bulbs I have gotten from them have all done very well. They also have a lot of different Lilies that I think your bees would enjoy too.

      Thanks again!

  1. So Erica, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

    • Thank you! Same to you. Your photographs are amazing, especially the ones you took on the coast of Scotland. Thank you again for checking my blog out, I just started and have a lot more that I want to do with it.

  2. Hello Flora, I look forward to seeing some photos of your garden. Serious snowdrop time will soon be upon us and we will all be bottom’s up peering at our snowdrops getting excited because one has more green spots than another.I have about 30 different ones and most of the year I think that is enough, but in winter I am seized by a kind of madness and need, really need, yet more and more.. . And they are expensive.
    Good luck with your blog.
    Chloris

    • Chloris,
      Thank you for wishing me luck and for following my blog! It sounds like a very nice collection I look forward to seeing your photographs of them, I hope to be able to collect that many. Yes I am the same way something just comes over oneself and you just can not help it. I find that I am this way with all plants. Ordering just one other plant/bulb is never enough and then you awake from your ordering frenzy just right after you approved your payment information and see the grand total $$$. Yikes, what did I just do!!! Then after that you calm down and it is all okay because you decide that you were right and you do really need everything you just ordered and that your garden will look so good with all of your new additions. Yep been there 🙂

      Thank you again!

      Erica aka Flora Weather

  3. Love your intro! You sound like a person I can learn a lot from in this new “over the fence cyber world” of blogging about our green space:-) ” I usually hole up during winter and dream of warm sun kissed days” Oh I am so with you when it comes to winter— today we have 40 below wind chill! I believe what gets me through these cold months is “dreaming” about my days outside , so I spend my time starting seedlings, planning, and enjoying the summer photos that keep us warm during these days! Look forward to reading all about your world in 7a-b as I live in my workd 5a-b-lol….Your garden in the picture above is beautiful. i look forward to seeing your beautiful garden when days are a bit more sun filled!:-)

    • Thank you for following! Yes same here for the “dreaming.” I do confess that I spent my time waiting for the ball to drop on new years eve by planning and ordering more seeds and plants. :-0 Unfortunately, I do not have the resources to really start much during winter but have decided to try some in my basement this year. Not so sure this is going to turn out well but I am willing to give it a try. I look forward to seeing more of your garden as well. I will definitely go check out your site when I get a chance and do some blog stalking… but in a good way. 🙂 Stay warm and keep dreaming 😉

  4. Uncle Spike sent me!! 😉 Congratulations on winning his contest. I enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos and look forward to seeing more, especially now with us in a deep freeze, it brings hope of spring!

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