Hmm, what's your name? If you were thinking Kermit you wouldnâ€™t be far wrong. Winter seems to still be with me. The nights are consistently in the low 20s and snow remnants remain on the ground. Mostly on the north sides of hills and buildings, and hiding behind large trees and objects, the white has [...]
Time to put my money where my heart is When I was in college, I lived in a third-floor walkup with two fellow students. Whenever anyone shut the front door to the building, all the tenants felt the resulting vibrations. And we subconsciously monitored the sound of footsteps on the stairs, calculating in the back [...]
Good things come to those who wait. At least ten years ago, I planted the first of these snowdrops lining the path to the Secret Garden. You will have to click on the photo to enlarge it in order to see them, because they are the ones way in the back, on the far side [...]
Colleen of In the Garden Online is starting the Mouse and Trowel Awards, a program "to give recognition to those bloggers, website owners, and retail outlets that add vibrancy, convenience, or pure eye candy to our world." Nominations are currently being accepted. Finalists will be announced on April 13th, and winners announced on May 13th.
That is the question--sorry, Hamlet. And White Flower Farm has some help with the answer: an article on Plants Slow to Break Dormancy. They have a lot of other articles in the Newsletter section of their Garden Help.
Pruning the apple trees is a rite of spring. In past years I had a tendency to get started late and finish in a somewhat hurried splurge of activity—tinged with a bit of panic that perhaps I wouldn't get it done in time. This year I had to take a different approach. Since I'm no [...]
I took this photo yesterday, a day ahead of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I knew that rain was predicted for Wednesday afternoon and throughout today, but late yesterday morning it was merely overcast and quite mild, and I thought, "Go looking for flowers now, or forget about it." So I went galomphing about in the [...]
Who'd a thunk it? Certainly not most of the residents of Broome County. But somehow Country Home magazine decided we ranked right up there with the likes of Ithaca, NY and Madison, WI in terms of providing the means to live an eco-friendly life. Actually, it sounds like Country Home hired Sperling BestPlaces (whoever they [...]
Over twenty years ago I gave birth to my third child. Although at first he appeared fine, he developed problems and within hours was whisked across town to the nearest neonatal intensive care facility. We had just moved to a new neighborhood and were without most of the social connections that help so much at [...]
One thing about an old house, there are lots of nooks and crannies for creatures to find their way in. It's a fact of life. Call it sharing habitat. While we try to minimize it, there is no way we can keep everything out, especially since our house is on a stacked stone foundation and [...]