Today is National Haiku Poetry Day, a day encouraging everyone to exercise their creativity. Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that consists of 3 lines of prose that do not rhyme but are written in a pattern of syllables. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7, and the last line has… Continue reading Gardening Haiku
When people think about spring-flowering bulbs, daffodils and tulips are most likely the first types that come to mind. And maybe these bold and beautiful, large-flowered bulbs deserve the starring role, but minor bulbs are worthy of a part in the show as the curtain rises on spring. The minor bulbs are called minor because… Continue reading Minor Bulbs Have Major Impact
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
Most of us love blue in the landscape. We hunt for perennials that grace our gardens with blue blooms; we plant blue-blossoming annuals; and if that doesn’t satiate our cobalt cravings, we buy blue pots and blue garden décor. Does this sound like you? It sure sounds like me, and I don’t stop at annuals,… Continue reading Scilla paints the landscape blue!