Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for September 2021. Here in my USDA hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, the colchicums are up and flowering. They are a nice, bright surprise, blooming where little else is showing color. These are multiplying enough that next spring, I may dig and divide them in the green and put some in my front garden. Because when flowers like these bloom in my front garden in the fall, my neighbors mistake them for the crocuses that bloom in the spring … [Read more...] about Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – September 2021
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we have decided to provide a report of Carol's grand plan to do a little gardening every day in September, for at least an hour or so. What we have to report so far is, unexpectedly, quite positive. Granny 'Gus' McGarden could not be happier with the vegetable garden right now, with how Carol has faithfully cleared out the dead squash plants and pulled so many weeds. Well, Granny could be happier if—or shall we optimistically say … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Provide a Report
First there was one book, then there were two, then there were three because I liked the idea of a trilogy. It had a nice ring to it! A trilogy of gardening humor! So when I wrote the fourth book, Creatures and Critters, I had the designer make the cover look different because it wasn't going to be part of the trilogy. Then I wrote the fifth book, Digging and Delighted, and realized that it was part of the trilogy and so was Creatures and Critter and what I really had was a series of books … [Read more...] about What is a series of five books called?
Watch your step, look around. The first of the colchicums has just been found. I stepped outside early this morning to begin the third day of my 30-day challenge to spend at least an hour in the garden every morning rescuing it from all the weeds, and I felt just the slightest bit of chill in the air. It wasn't enough of a chill to send me running back inside for a jacket... just enough for me to notice how pleasant it is to be out in the garden early in the day. I've made decent … [Read more...] about Watch your step!
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are in favor of the plan. What plan, you ask? The one in which Carol spends one hour a day weeding the garden every day for 30 days, supposedly starting September 1st. Which is in complete contrast to the last 30 days when she spent approximately one hour in total weeding the garden. There is a video... Anyway, we are garden fairies and we saw the video and heard the plan. We were all in and got quite excited. We were … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Are In Favor of the Plan
Have you ever watched those YouTube videos people make to document what happens when they give up something for 30 days? Yes? Good. Then I'm sure you'll appreciate the humor in my new video about how I gave up weeding for 30 days and what happened as a result. No? You've never seen those videos? Well, you should watch some of them and then check out my video about giving up weeding for 30 days which is absolutely making fun of them. Now, to be fair, some of those people … [Read more...] about I Gave Up Weeding for 30 Days