People who have been reading a while might remember this post of mine from a while back. Well, today we have a very similar story. Once again, it begins with me coming back from shopping--which is odd, because I actually very rarely go out shopping, only about once a month when I go out to [...]
Found via Maine Gardener: Sweet Pea Gardens. They only sell seeds and books via mail order, but if you're going to be in the area, they sell lots more than just sweet peas (though that's a very good start). I've always wanted to grow sweet peas along the chicken fence. I did try one year [...]
The eclectic gardener confesses: "I admit to engaging in a bit of shameless crowing. A ripe tomato in June!" But she makes up for it by sharing her guidelines for "the particular style of understatement peculiar to gardeners." I have to admit I'm not very good at understatement. But at least I've never cackled.
Found via Marmalade.ca: Ten things that gardening has taught me. I strongly agree with some of the items on the list, and disagree with others. I think plenty good can be said about weeding, and I don't think "geraniums are to gardening what parsley is to cooking." But then, I use parsley for flavoring, not [...]
I went grocery shopping with my husband last Sunday, and in the parking lot we saw some trees blooming with cream colored panicles of flowers reminscent of lilacs. The blossoms weren't heavily fragrant, but smelled a bit like lilac, too. Driving home, I saw the same trees blooming in a local park--but what were they? [...]
I tell myself that's why I'm behind on the mowing, anyway.
I am still trying to make my peace with the idea that I enjoy messing around with the computer almost as much as (okay, sometimes even more than) I enjoy gardening. The fact of the matter is, I was a bookworm as a child, and physical activity still does not come naturally to me. Sitting [...]
Our nasty, hot sticky weather--high 90s for days and days on end, coupled with so much humidity the hill across the street was covered in a white haze--has finally broken. Quite dramatically. Now we've been getting days where the warmest it gets is into the low 60s. There was no transition at all; it is [...]
One thing the internet has done for gardeners is made us all more aware of the conditions others garden in. To see the photos of narcissus and cosmos growing in warmer climates when for me it is the dead of winter continues to astound me. A couple of weeks ago, this post on an eclectic [...]
Mr. Hinsley, the publisher of the Malvaceae Info site that I mentioned in my previous post, emailed me concerning the meaning of Bibor Felho, and addressed himself to other statements in my blog entry that I didn't bring up in the email. He is better at search engine use than I am. He searched on [...]