If you are like me, you begin to feel winter weary as we near the end of January. We are growing tired of cold, dreary days and the thought of suffering through another month (or more) of winter depresses us. We keep our green thumbs busy with some indoor gardening. Seed catalogs, amaryllis and other… Continue reading Photos of Spring help Gardeners endure Winter
On December 29, 2015, I wrote the very first post on Garden with Diana. It has been quite a year sharing some pretty cool events; amazing people, plants and gardens; and useful garden projects and methods. These were the most popular posts in 2016. Winter Window Boxes took readers through the process – step by… Continue reading Best of Garden with Diana – 2016
I recently took a little time to review the past growing season while it was still fresh in my mind. I organized plant labels, seed packets, and notes; looked through photographs; and read entries in my garden journal. In January and February, I grew several varieties of amaryllis. They provided magnificent blooms for this winter… Continue reading Looking Back at the Season
I think most of us enjoy the first snowfall of the season, the first time snowflakes float down from the heavens to blanket the landscape with white. As snow piles up, however, cheers for Mother Nature’s gift become less enthusiastic. The loudest cheers for snow come from the garden. Here’s why you may hear, “Give… Continue reading Let it snow for the garden!
One of the most attention-getting shrubs in my winter landscape is Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’, commonly called Harry Lauder’s walking stick for the cane used in the early 1900’s vaudeville act by Sir Harry Lauder. Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick grows eight to ten feet tall and about as wide. Not fussy about its growing conditions, it… Continue reading Harry Lauder’s walking stick is twisted!