April 2008

Potted dahlias–what now?

– Posted in: Plant info

My sister gave me two dahlia tubers in March. I left them carelessly banging around the kitchen for a couple of weeks, and noticed they had tiny little sprouts showing. So I planted them in shallow pots. And they are doing great, as you can see. Only problem is, they are frost tender and I [...]

Spring Fling: The places

– Posted in: Events

In a previous post, I told you a little about the people I met at Spring Fling, the first national meet-up of garden bloggers, held in Austin, Texas on April 5th. Here are photos of some of the places we visited, along with my thoughts and observations. (Click on any photo for a larger version.) [...]

Scenes from snowdrop heaven

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops

Photo of Temple Nursery snowdrop courtesy Craig Cramer. All rights reserved.True to his word, Craig of Ellis Hollow did indeed visit the Temple Nursery on Open Garden Day, and took pictures. If you haven't stopped over to read his account and get a glimpse of the variety possible within the genus Galanthus, now would be [...]

Spring Fling: The people

– Posted in: Events

The day after I got home from Austin I started on my post about Spring Fling, the first national garden bloggers meet-up. I decided I was not going to go into a lot of detail, but just upload the best of my photos and comment on them. So I forgot that photos are the most [...]

Does soil pH matter to Eranthis?

– Posted in: Plant info

When I was in high school, my mother handed me a mail order bulb catalog and told me I could pick something out to plant. (I guess I had done all right by the daffodils and she wanted to encourage me further.) I was ignorant, but I knew I wanted the earliest blooming bulb I [...]