Gaillardia This flower has been blooming in my pollinator garden for about three weeks now. I believe this is some variety of Gaillardia, but it's totally different in color and size from the "Blanket Flower" I have. This reaches 2' in height, where the Blanket Flower is only about 6". Coloring on the Blanket Flower … Continue reading Gaillardia

Ship Ahoy!

What the heck does "ahoy" mean?!  I've heard the word used two different ways: "Ship ahoy" and "Ahoy matey", but was never sure what it meant.  So, I looked it up. The word "ahoy" was originally used in Middle English as a signal word to hail a ship or boat.  However, more recently, it is … Continue reading Ship Ahoy!