So far this year my daughter and I have sowed seeds (indoors) of Johnny jump ups (Viola ‘Helen Mount’), black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata ‘Spanish Eyes Mix’; shown), French marigolds (Tagetes patula ‘Sparky Mix’) and nasturtiums (Tropaeolum nanum ‘Jewel Mix’).
Of the four ‘Wasabi’ coleus cuttings I took last fall, only one is still with me. Another one I potted and gave to my sister. The third and fourth I admit I ended up throwing away in a fit of …
The USDA released an updated version of the Hardiness Zone Map, with adjusted zones and more helpful online features.
I am really feeling anxious for spring! It seems counterintuitive, but because winter here in my area has been abnormally warm and snowless, it is beginning to feel extra long.
I’ve made a list of my garden resolutions for 2012:
If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet—first of all, it is OK. Neither have I. Secondly, here are a few more ideas for the gardeners on your list:
All around town, including my street, outdoor Christmas decorations and lights have appeared, many on the day after Thanksgiving. Personally I feel it’s a bit early, but at the same time I’ll admit feeling some pressure to do something festive …
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s a simple list of what I’m thankful for in my garden: 1. Shrubs, especially my ‘Green Velvet’ boxwoods, ‘Mt. Airy’ fothergilla, inkberry holly and dwarf Korean lilac. 2. Our big old oak tree that …
Normally I don’t start thinking about next year’s garden until at least after Christmas, but this year is different. It’s not even Thanksgiving but I’ve pretty much decided that I want to expand my growing and space, and where.
I can’t include a photo with this week’s blog post because the subject matter is GONE!
Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. She has grown and developed so much. I cannot say the same for my four-year-old living stones (Lithops spp.), which I started from seed!