Phillip Oliver is an Assistant Professor/Librarian at the University of North Alabama in Florence. He is also a Master Gardener, writer, blogger and photographer and presently serves on the Florence Beautification Board. He has been writing articles for Alabama Gardener since 2007. He chronicles the progress of his personal garden on his website "A Southern Garden" and on his blog "Dirt Therapy" at phillipoliver.net.
 

Recent Blog Posts

May 22
May roses  

Apr 01
The Garden is Waking Up  

Feb 27
Snow Day  

Aug 06
Read any good gardening books lately?  

May 02
Twilight Garden  

Apr 10
Spring Is Here  

Apr 01
Yoshino Cherry Trees are blooming  

Mar 06
March coming in like a lamb  

 

 

Categories
 

May roses
by Phillip Oliver - posted 05/22/15

"Rambling Rector" on pergola
"Sea Foam" and "Blaze" roses along with honeysuckle

 

"American Beauty"


"Gartendirektor Otto Linne" (hedge) and "Tausendschon" on back of fence.

 

"Veilchenblau"

 

"Veilchenblau"



 

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The Garden is Waking Up
by Phillip Oliver - posted 04/01/15

The garden is waking up

 
Yoshino Cherry

My last post was exactly one month ago and I was posting photos of the snow. A lot has changed in just a few weeks and it is beginning to look a lot like Spring! A cold front brought rain and colder temperatures today but the first part of the week was great. I have been pruning and mulching. 

Here are a few photos taken yesterday -



Jacob's Ladder "Stairway to Heaven"
 

 

Star Magnolia

Anenome nemerosa
Epimedium
Epimedium  


Saucer Magnolia "Rustica Rubra"





Camellia "Taylor's Perfection"

 

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Snow Day
by Phillip Oliver - posted 02/27/15

 

After weeks of near hits and misses, we finally got our snow day. And it was a significant one. We got about 3 inches but areas to the south of us got up to 10 inches. It arrived late in the day and continued through the early evening. It is beautiful. However, I guess I am just getting old but I had no desire to get out in it. In fact, all of these photos were taken from the windows inside the house! 


The sun is out this morning and it is falling off the trees. I suspect it will be gone by this afternoon. I still do not want to get out in it. These photos will have to suffice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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