The Very First Blooms: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day April 2015

– Posted in: Cabin Fever Bed, Front of the House, What's up/blooming
GBBD April 2015 featured image

In other years, I've had the first blooms in March. Once, I managed snowdrops in February. But this year, I almost wondered if I'd have crocuses blooming for Bloom Day. Thankfully, this past week Spring finally arrived and I have a respectable showing. I've seen pictures of large patches of spring snowflakes, so I hope [...]

Planting: Mud Season

– Posted in: Mud Season

Yesterday I actually planted plants. Outdoors! I consider this just short of a miracle, because the snow isn't fully melted yet. Here's how I did it. Know Where to Plant First, I made sure I knew where the snow had melted first. Yesterday, the snow was melted over much of the front lawn, but the [...]