“Time waits for no man,” may be the well-known saying, but when I arrived home Monday evening, after five days in Austin, I thought, “The garden waits not for its gardener,” was a much more appropriate sentiment. When I opened the car door, I was enveloped in the sweet perfume of Viburnum juddii. I breathed… Continue reading The Garden Waits Not for Its Gardener
2018 has been named The Year of the Tulip by the National Garden Bureau. It won’t be long before tulips are the bright and shining stars of the spring landscape. Tulips, once the most coveted flower in the world and a symbol of power and prestige, are no longer considered a sign of great wealth… Continue reading 2018 is Year of the Tulip
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
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!
There’s still plenty of time to get to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It’s open through Sunday, March 20. Find more information and get tickets on their website. The weather forecast may be chilly for this weekend but at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, spring has sprung and blossoms abound. There may be… Continue reading Blossoms abound at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.