March 2006

Greengirl is Back!

– Posted in: Recommended Links

Greengirl, the newbie gardener writing for a Minnesota newspaper, has started her 2006 gardening season. Actually, she can't be labeled a "noob" anymore if this is her second season. She gets an awful lot of comments on some of her entries, and they are almost as much fun to read as her entries.

Let’s Go Native!

– Posted in: Events

If you live within a day trip of Syracuse, NY, you might be interested in the Spring Gardening Seminar hosted by The Men's Garden Club of Syracuse and Phoenix Flower Farm. Entitled "Going Native," it's being held at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville, NY on April 1st. William Cullina, author of The New England Wild [...]

Soil Survey Map

– Posted in: Miscellaneous, Recommended Links

What kind of soil do you have? If you've gardened in the same spot for any length of time, you probably already have a pretty good idea. If you're shopping around for a piece of property, especially if you're new to to the area, knowing what the soil is like before you buy might help [...]


– Posted in: Pests, Plagues, and Varmints, What's up/blooming

This time of the year, it's amazing what a difference a day can make. Thursday, snow on the ground. I couldn't have taken these photos on Thursday because these plants were still buried under snow. Friday, snow had melted, but nothing had bloomed. Yesterday (Saturday) the sun was shining and I had snowdrops blooming in [...]