What a spring this has been… wet, wet, wet and cold! According to news reports, this has been the wettest spring ever recorded. One columnist wrote, “Rainfall famine has turned to a rainfall feast.” In spite of the frequent showers and low temperatures, the daffodils were really beautiful. The pink tulips were lovely even though … Continue reading Summer’s Coming
Every year the National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic information and instructions for backyard gardeners, selects one annual, one perennial, one edible and one bulb to be featured in their “Year of the …” program. Plants are chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and … Continue reading Year of the Pumpkin
Our calendar tells us that spring has arrived. Signs of spring are evident throughout our garden. Snowdrops are in bloom and some of the daffodil foliage is emerging. In shaded areas, there are still some mounds of snow. The start of Daylight Saving Time has given us an extra hour of welcome sunlight. This is … Continue reading Welcome to Spring!