Autumn Mourning

– Posted in: Garden chores, Meditations, What's up/blooming

The weather has been glorious. Perfectly blue skies providing a backdrop as the leaves change to their brilliant autumnal colors. It makes my heart sing--and mourn.Not because winter is coming, per se. I live in a cold climate; winter is supposed to come.But not before I get through my gardening list! Yes, by the time [...]

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: October

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Unseasonably warm autumn Thanks to our unseasonably warm autumn, many of September's flowers are still lingering around. We just had our first frost on Saturday morning (13 Oct 30.4F;-0.8C) and the leaves haven't really turned color yet, and usually by now they are almost all off the trees. Cut back and came back I had [...]

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: July

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Larkspur 'Sublime Dark Blue'Ah, yes, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day has rolled around again. I always seem to have trouble finishing these bloom day posts on time. Even though I take photos for days ahead, the actual middle day of the month always seems to be a busy time. I should probably make it short and [...]

Native Plants This Spring

– Posted in: Native/Invasive, What's up/blooming

May is always a busy month, what with birthdays (3 this month), Mother's Day, a garden going to weeds, and homeschooling paperwork, but this past week had additional expected and unexpected busy-ness. It's very easy to miss the spring ephemerals if you're not careful. I know, because I've done it before. And if you go [...]