December 2007

My first glimpse of snowdrops

– Posted in: Snowdrops

It got up to 51 F yesterday, so I took a walk to see what I could see. And what did I see, but my first glimpse of snowdrops: What! You can't see them? Look closer: Oh…you didn't think I meant snowdrop flowers, did you? For that you'll have to wait another two-and-a-half months. Seriously.

Christmas eve sunrise

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

One of the nice things about short winter days is that it's not too difficult to get up before sunrise. These two photos were taken a bit after seven thirty in the morning. It's not going to be much of a white Christmas, I'm afraid. Sunday the snow pack was dissolved by rain and highs [...]

Gifts for Gardeners: Botanical Art

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Many gardeners want to pick out their own tools, but appreciate a thing of beauty that reminds them why they garden in the first place. So why not check out the following? Many of these beauty-makers are bloggers as well. I first came across Elizabeth's Flowers--the blog--which led me to her store of the same [...]

Grow Organic: Book Review

– Posted in: Book reviews

The subtitle of Grow Organic: Over 250 Tips and Ideas for Growing Flowers, Veggies, Lawns and More by Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser reads "for first-timers and old-timers alike," but I think it excels at helping veteran gardeners who have been using chemical fertilizers and pesticides to make the transition to an organic approach. Friendly [...]