My over-zealous addition of fertilizer had cause this disappointment. The plants put all of their energy into growing, not reproducing. Fertilizing lesson learned.
Getting ideas from some of the best professional gardeners
The party honored our newly married nephew and his wife. The garden and its cool shade provided a serene setting for the happy occasion.
There’s more than I thought growing on around here.
I just noticed that the color theme here is red and white. In fact, those are the colors of the wild and cultivated flowers that are in bloom.
I remember watching a friend as she pulled faded petals off her flowers and told me that the plants would be more likely to re-bloom because she did this.
When I started gardening, I did the same.
My petunias still looked awful by the end of July.
Not every picture speaks a thousand words, but once in a while you capture something…
After you’ve mastered them, have your kiddies take the quiz. Once they’ve aced it, send them out to pull some weeds! Ha!
The daylilies have popped.
The views are amazing, and a reward for the climb.
I find the flora equally amazing.
Asiatic lily brings a bright glow to the garden.
One of the best shows so far has been a one year-old sweetshrub that I sensibly protected with deer net. It has been sending out these beautiful cerise blooms on last year’s growth.
It’s time for round two. July brings a new bounty of weeds. Here in the…
Yes, I have been teased about my urn planters sporting cherry tomato plants. That’s okay, though. I’ll enjoy popping those sweet, sun-warmed tomatoes right into my mouth while I sit on the deck reading the latest thriller.
We are eager to go, and then eager to come home again. This is the…
We walked over to the footbridge he had recently built over our little creek. There, quite clearly, where the large paw prints of a bear.
Today, I checked on the pea plants and found NOTHING
I’ve got basil growing in the front, along with rose bushes. Why not? Basil looks good all season long.
I wasn’t going to risk our health, or contribute to the planet’s declining health, by resorting to weed treatments.
The long wait for spring was answered by a beautiful burst of plant life.
Daffodils were my favorite flowers when I was a little girl. I couldn’t imagine anything…