Wacky Winter Weeding

– Posted in: Garden chores, Weather

Is there anyone in North America not having an atypical winter? These twigs were photographed by Justin in January. After I took the photos for the preceding post the first Saturday in February, I was able to spend a good two hours weeding before being chased inside by rain. For those of you who live [...]

When is a Weed not a Weed?

– Posted in: Garden chores

Last Saturday and this one I weeded the patio bed, each time just enough to get one of my potted plants into the ground. Last week it was Molinia caerulea 'Variegata,' and today it was Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou.' Both of these have yellow variegation in the foliage which I intend to complement the flowers [...]

Triage Weeding

– Posted in: Garden chores
Cobrahead inserted under weeds

As I've mentioned already, I'm perpetually behind on my weeding. Really behind. I decided I'd share my techniques with all of you, in case you find yourself up against a flower bed that's really been let go too long. Make sure the bed is moist, either from recent rainfall or from supplemental irrigation. Set aside [...]


– Posted in: Miscellaneous

I weeded half the asparagus bed yesterday. It hadn't been weeded at all this season because of my hospital stay and then Deirdre being born, and since it hadn't been weeded it was never mulched. The asparagus seem to be doing okay despite the neglect, although some are leaning way over, which makes me think [...]

Not Enough Rain

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

We got rain last weekend, but not near enough to help the garden. I keep waiting for the soil to get truly soaked through before doing any weeding. Sometime soon I expect to get a delivery of two peonies, and I'd love to plant them in well-watered ground. But according to the Drought Monitor, we [...]