Pollinators and the flowers that attract them live together in a mutually beneficial relationship. Flowers attract pollinators to ensure pollination; pollinators seek out flowers for lunch. After a long winter, the first spring flowers emerge from the soil offering sustenance to early risers. To establish a resident pollinator population in the landscape, provide the earliest… Continue reading Plant Early Spring Bloomers for Pollinators
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
With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, I am counting my blessings. Family and friends top my list of things for which I am most thankful, but my garden follows close behind. I took a few moments to remember the past year in the garden and sum it up in a letter of thankfulness. Dearest… Continue reading Thankful for the Garden
Although we may still have some winter-like days ahead, spring seems to be arriving early this year. I took a walk through my gardens to see what the warmer temperatures have encouraged, and I was pleased to see signs of spring everywhere. Let’s take a walk together. In the rock garden, crocus foliage is emerging.… Continue reading Take a very early spring walk through my landscape.
We are all well aware the current warmer-than-normal temperatures will take a nose-dive before spring arrives for good. These bouts of pseudo spring are savored, but when the mercury retreats in the thermometer we are disheartened. It is in those times my favorite photos from last spring lift my spirits and remind me of what’s… Continue reading Enjoy photos from last spring’s garden.