Would you like to see the cover of my fifth book, due out late winter/early spring 2020? Here it is! I'll have more to say about the cover in the next few weeks as I work on officially launching my book and making it available for ordering. In the meantime, you saw it here first. Tell your friends. … [Read more...] about We have a cover
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and it is now late January and we can count on just one hand the number of times Carol has updated this blog. Four. And we don't need any smart people saying stuff like, "That is four more times than you garden fairies have posted." How many times do we have to tell people that we are garden fairies and we are quite busy? Engaged. Busy. Doing stuff. All the time. Such is our lives. We had some warm days and Seedy and Soddy started to pull up … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Share Some News
I like how these flowers fade. They add a little color as they head off into the sunset of their season. Helleborus niger. The Christmas Rose. By now, most of us have put away our Christmas and holiday decorations. I have, though I do still have poinsettias and amaryllis bulbs blooming here and there. My method for getting rid of the poinsettias is to just stop watering them. After a while, they drop enough leaves to remind me that I did indeed stop watering them. Then I feel justified … [Read more...] about I like how these flowers fade
Every gardener eventually... So many ways to finish that sentence. Every gardener eventually kills a plant or two or one hundred? True. Every gardener eventually has a few weeds they let grow a bit bigger than they should. Also true. Every gardener eventually has to... go to the bathroom. Also true. And according to my friend Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener, my books, including Seeded and Sodded: Thoughts from a Gardening Life, are perfect for taking with you into the … [Read more...] about Every Gardener Eventually…
This week is Children's Book Week, a time to celebrate children's books and reading for kids. Up at the North Pole, the Christmas Cottontail has just discovered that the book about his life won an award in the Woman's Press Club of Indiana 2019 Communications Contest. Let's look in the window of the potting shed as one of the underbunnies comes rushing in with the good news. ****** The Christmas Cottontail was sitting in his potting shed admiring all the pictures of spring gardens sent to … [Read more...] about Children’s Book Week April 29 – May 5 Book Giveaway!
The Christmas Cottontail was taking it easy one fine spring day as he sat in his greenhouse waiting for the underbunnies and chipmunks to bring in reports of spring flowers. In many ways, this time of year, more than Christmas and the months leading up to it, was his favorite season. He didn't have nearly as much to do except review reports of spring flowers that grew from the seeds and bulbs he had planted on Christmas Eve. And there were many reports to review even though the spring … [Read more...] about An Exciting Day for the Christmas Cottontail