Hello, and welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for January 2021. If you've been following along with this meme since the beginning, you've just completed 14 years of posts. That's right, the first bloom day post I published was Feb. 15, 2007. Congratulations if you've been posting since the beginning. And thank you for joining in whether it was with one post, or 168 posts. To wrap up this 14th season of bloom day posts, I went outside where I found lots of flower buds on the … [Read more...] about Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – January 2021
May Dreams Gardens
Once again, Aldi has saved my day by selling forced hyacinth bulbs right by the checkout lanes. Whew. That was a close call. You see, what happened was that in the fall I usually grab a bag of hyacinth bulbs from a display rack in the local big box store once they've been marked down a bit. Then I toss them in the back of the refrigerator and let them cool for about 10 weeks until the first week of January. At that point, I take them out, plop them on the hyacinth vases filled with water … [Read more...] about Hyacinths on Vases
Raccoons I have little use for raccoons. They eat my sweet corn and pawpaws right before I'm ready to pick them for myself. They leave gigantic piles of poo along the side of my house. And yes, I asked myself, why is there so much of it? The answer I found on the internet is because they are known as communal poopers. They all go to "go" in the same spot. Gross. Sorry if you were eating while reading this. I thought I'd gotten rid of the raccoons in my garden but I guess they are still … [Read more...] about What Covers, Yet Reveals?
His bags were packed and he was ready to go.The old rabbit—Twenty—stood by the garden gate, waiting for TwentyOne. As he stood there waiting, he reflected back on the year. “This was one crazy year and I’m grateful gardens and gardening turned out to be a bright spot for so many people,” he said to the chipmunks, squirrels, and birds who gathered nearby to watch him leave. Or were they there to make sure he left? He looked down at the list of instructions he had written … [Read more...] about Happy New Year, TwentyOne
Garden fairies here! We are garden fairies and we cannot be left behind. We would like everyone to know that we followed the breadcrumb trail from Blogger to Wordpress, and here we are! Did Carol think we would find this new location? Did she think for one fleeting minute that we'd never post again? Was she going to go looking for us if we didn't eventually show up here? All good questions but now that we are here, they are moot questions. We are garden fairies. The only relevant question … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Find the New Location
I'm over here now. Here is my author website on Wordpress. With a tiny bit (a lot) of help, we moved all those 2,891 posts from Blogger over here to Wordpress. I posted on Blogger one last time yesterday with a post that was sort of designed to get you to click and head over here. Why? Because if you still want to get emails whenever I post on my blog, you need to sign up again. The old RSS feed that you probably signed up for 10 plus years ago isn't going to make the transition. … [Read more...] about Over here. I’m over here now!