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?
There was a terrible accident involving a bookcase made out of reclaimed wood, with four shelves, three that were movable, and doors inset with seeded glass to give it an old look. A week or so ago, I cleared the spot where the delivery persons would carefully place this bookcase in the dining room. They arrived on time, came in to make sure their path was clear and then went back to the truck to get the bookcase. As I stood at the open door waiting for the delivery persons to gently lower the … [Read more...] about Old Gardening Books
It occurred to me that from time to time new readers and returning readers might stop by and wonder about various personas and organizations that I have written about here at May Dreams Gardens. To help them and me, I've posted several pages to attempt to explain things around here, to the extent I can do so. The newest page, Societies and Clubs, was added last night. I myself use these pages on occasion to help me remember because I'll admit that it can get a bit confusing when Lois … [Read more...] about What? Who?