Asters were also blooming in my garden 12 years ago I was looking through some old blog posts earlier today, digging down deep into the past when I reached the very first post on this blog, published on September 26, 2004 and realized today is my blog's 12th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, I'm turning my blog over, once again, to the garden fairies, to take a walk down memory lane. ~~~~~~~~ Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are quite busy these first few days of … [Read more...] about Has it really been 12 years?
I seem to have become known for zinnias this summer, at least amongst my friends on Facebook. I've posted a lot of pictures of zinnias since they began blooming and started tagging them with #TurnFacebookIntoFlowerbook. In turn, a few friends, maybe three or four, have posted pictures of their zinnias and tagged me. I'm tickled zinnia pink when they do so. After all, we need more flowers and more flower pictures in this world. And wouldn't it be nice if Facebook was filled with … [Read more...] about Turning Facebook Into Flowerbook One Pic at a Time
These tulips keep coming back! Dear Readers, For the 2,500th time, I am posting on my blog to share with you a bit of my garden. I've been thinking for a few days about what I should write for this particular milestone post. Should I post as normal and just mention at the end, "Oh, by the way, this is the 2,500th post"? Or maybe I should write a retrospective post with links back to some of my favorite posts? I was most assuredly not going to let the garden fairies write this … [Read more...] about For the 2,500th time…
Camellia in the snow, shivering. Dear Reader, I'm traveling along through life at the speed of the garden. And when it is winter, the garden moves along kind of slow. Everything is more or less frozen in place and not much looks different from one day to the next, at least as far as the trees and other plants, like camellias are concerned. I guess if you watched intently, you might notice the compost bin is slowly sinking as way down in the unfrozen parts, micro-organisms and other … [Read more...] about Traveling along through life at the speed of the garden
Palm trees in Pasadena I've just returned from the Garden Writers Association's annual symposium in Pasadena, California, which is about as much fun as a garden writer can have, outside of being covered in one's own garden dirt after a day of gardening. Just imagine if you were with all kinds of other people from all over who shared your passion for gardening, nature, gardens, flowers, plants, etc. and also shared your love of writing, speaking, and telling others about gardening, and then you … [Read more...] about Dear Readers, Thank you!
Pearl Bush, Exochorda racemosa Why have you come by to read this blog post today? Are you looking for something funny? I always have a funny story to tell about something going in my garden. Some of them are just too embarrassing to put in print, like my discovery this evening... Never mind. Perhaps you are here to find out about some new plant that I'm all excited about, like pearl bush, Exochorda racemosa, which is blooming in my garden and has never looked better than … [Read more...] about Why are you here?