Meadow Knapweed: Wildflower Wednesday

– Posted in: Native/Invasive

Do you remember when I waded through botanical terminology to identify my wild rose? Well, I've been at it again. Earlier this week, a pretty lilac-blue flower along the side of the road caught my eye, and I wanted to know what it was. It was pretty enough to be a garden plant, but I [...]

A Few Fall Surprises

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

Much to my regret, I missed Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day this month. For the most part, the same things that were blooming last September were blooming this September. (No mums yet, oddly.) But I did want to share a few things. The mallow is a descendant of Malva sylvestris ssp. mauritiana that I originally grew [...]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 2010

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

It always seems like there is nothing blooming in mid-May, but when I really look around, I realize there is a lot blooming but none of it is flashy, like the big yellow sheets of daffodils previous or the three Grandes Dames of June that will soon be here. The blooms of mid-May are modest [...]

Santa came today

– Posted in: Acquisitions

Okay, it wasn't really Santa Claus. It was just the mail lady and the UPS man, bringing my two plant orders of the season on the same day. But I felt the same excitement I had felt as a kid on Christmas morning as I made my way down the stairs, wondering if Santa had [...]