In cold climates like mine, November is a tough month in which to find flowers. I've done my best to extend the season, so I'm not surprised to see autumn crocus or hellebores--or even violas--blooming. But when I walked around my garden the other day, I found five flowers blooming that don't typically bloom in [...]
Life as we know it doesn't end with the first frost. Beauty doesn't stop, either. We have had several light frosts (28.5F/-1.9C was the coldest) but no hard freezes, which means many garden plants are still going strong. (Do you know the difference between a frost and a freeze?) I was able to gather several [...]
July has been hot and dry. I try not to complain, as I know in many areas it has been hotter and drier for longer. But the fact remains that the daylilies and roses would be putting on a better show if they had more consistent moisture.When I moved late last fall, many plants came [...]
Planted 6 Burgundy Star Easy Wave petunias & 6 Purple Flash ornamental peppers in the birdbath bed. These were trial plants sent by the Ball Horticultural Company. Expecting rain tomorrow. No more frost! Who knows? Maybe I'll get brave and actually put the birdbath out.
Improvisational Container Planting I am pretty lackadaisical when it comes to container plantings. I have three window boxes hanging on the porch fence-cum-railing and a rusting metal washtub that I found in the barn when we moved in. I never really plan or purchase plants for these containers. I count on something showing up due [...]
According to Zoey, A garden blog without pictures is like a hot fudge sundae sans the hot fudge. If you are really hungry for ice cream it might tempt you, but on most occasions you will pass it up. If that's true, I guess I've been serving up a lot of sauceless ice cream. Sorry, [...]