I don’t know a soul who doesn’t love daffodils. Like rays of sunshine rising from the ground, they announce the arrival of spring, the commencement of another growing season and renewal. Whether they are commonly called jonquils or daffodils, Narcissus are easy to grow and dependably long-lived, often outliving the gardener who planted them. With… Continue reading 2017 is the Year of the Daffodil
Thanks to a spring storm that brought 50+ mph winds through my landscape, I was outside a couple days ago picking up hundreds of sticks. In between endless gardener toe touches – see stick, bend over, pick up stick, stand up, repeat – I snapped a few photos of the flowers and new growth happening… Continue reading My Early Spring Garden
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
I don’t understand why folks don’t plant spring-flowering bulbs in the fall. Sure, I’ve heard the excuses: I’m tired of working in the garden by the time fall rolls around. My clay soil makes it difficult to use a bulb planter. It’s so much work and it takes so long to see the results of… Continue reading Plant bulbs in pots!
You have to pay attention in spring. Bouts of unseasonably warm temperatures and spring rains urge blooms to pop up from the garden floor, buds to brighten on the branches of trees, and bulbs to burst into color. If you aren’t careful, you might miss some exquisite spring miracles. Take a walk with me through… Continue reading Take a walk through the spring garden.