This just in from the National Weather Service: Record April heat has ended... Many daily and monthly high temperature records were broken from Saturday April 25th to Monday April 27th across the area. For the regional Airport daily records were broken for April 25th and the 27th. On April 25th a record high temperature of [...]
Whoa! 33.5F this morning. Why did I think it was only going down to 50F? Cannas & rosemary spent the night out. Crossing fingers.
I bought this little Anemone nemorosa at the post-meeting plant sale at the Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society in Ithaca, NY last Saturday. After doing a little research, and finding out it likes shade and woodsy soil, I planted it on the shady side of the house on Sunday evening. I [...]
Planted the Anemone nemorosa that I bought at the Ithaca rock garden meeting. Pale lilac flowers.
High of 88F, a record, perhaps. Can daffodils suffer heat stroke? Some of mine fell over. I took a look at them shortly before nine in the morning, and they were lovely as only a freshly opened daffodil can be. By the time I got home late afternoon, some were already past their prime, and [...]
Most of you don't realize it, but Cold Climate Gardening is host to a secret club, the Stink Bug Haters Club. It all started innocently enough with this post. But as more and more stink bug sufferers found the post and took advantage of the Subscribe to Comments feature, it started to take on a [...]
Finished reorganizing the seed stand. Culled all the broken flats. Organized the cell packs. All this for the master seed starter, not me. My eldest daughter does most of the seed starting. I taught her everything I knew, and she improved upon it. So I just get everything back in order after a winter of [...]
Repotted my one and only canna. It was sprouting in the basement.
Put alfalfa pellets around my 3 roses today. I can't even remember when I bought the alfalfa. Pee-yoo!
DH sowed Fedco peas today: 8oz Lincoln and 8oz Progress#9. Soil still wet, so he made a raised bed first. It was wet because there is a natural seep there.