The springtime sun casts a special morning glow on flowers waking from their long winter's nap. As I walk around the garden, it is apparent it isn't only the flowers that are showing off. The thrum of busy bumblebees can be heard gathering nectar from the flowers and telling the story that spring is here. … Continue reading They’re Back
There are several methods of controlling weeds in a garden. Some of those methods can be toxic while others can be kind of fun and far more benign for the environment! Did I say that weeding a garden can be fun, or am I employing the Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn methodology to fool you into a … Continue reading A Fun Kind of Weeding?
Emerging spring iris among a rusty old tool It's spring. The morning chores can't be completed fast enough. Excitement courses through my body as I recall it did just before Christmas as a child. The difference is the gifts awaiting for this gardener include watching plants come alive after a long winter's nap, and watching … Continue reading Like a Child at Christmas
Liriope muscari and Tete d tete daffodils Who recalls the opening scene of the movie, The Color Purple? The camera panned out to reveal a field of beautiful lavender cosmos. Without watching any further, the producer captured my attention. Color in the garden can cause a head to turn with anyone passing by. It is … Continue reading Color