The hole in my center garden bed appears to be getting bigger, and I still don’t know what or who lives in it.In an attempt to avoid getting wet, it was raining, I first tried to view the hole from the house using some binoculars, hoping to catch sight of a rabbit burrowed in there attempting to keep dry.I was unable to view the hole from that far away, so umbrella in hand (remember, it was raining and still is) I went out to the garden to see the hole up close. Once outside, I had a few … [Read more...] about Rabbit Wars: My Rules of Engagement
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Now what?I’ve sown seeds for the early spring vegetables outside in the garden, and inside I’ve sown seeds for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and a few flowers.Now what?I’ve taken dozens of pictures of crocuses over the last five weeks.Now what?Waiting, that’s what.Did you ever notice that a lot of gardening time is spent waiting?I’m waiting now for…Seeds to sprout. After decades of sowing seeds in the spring or helping to sow seeds, I’m pretty confident that the seeds I’ve sown will germinate. But … [Read more...] about What To Do While Waiting For Seeds To Germinate
The garden is “closed” due to an ice storm. It’s the perfect evening to sit around and read about gardening and think about gardening and wish you could be out gardening.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Garden Bloggers’ Book Club UpdateOf course, at the top of the stack of books I’m reading is Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan, the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club selection for February-March.It’s easy to join in this virtual book club. Read the book, post something about … [Read more...] about Garden Bloggers’ Book Club Update and More!
Welcome to the January “virtual meeting” post of the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club! Our current book is Dear Friend and Gardener by Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd.Set yourself up with a nice hot cup of tea and your favorite blogging snack food, and tell everyone to leave you alone for a bit so you can fully enjoy all the websites and reviews that were submitted.Ready? Let’s call this meeting to order!First, I’m going to briefly turn over the meeting to Entangled from Tangled Branches: … [Read more...] about Garden Bloggers’ Book Club January Meeting
The polls have closed, the readers have spoken.Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan is the Garden Bloggers' Book Club selection for February-March.Don't delay, pull this one off your shelf, get it from the library or order it at your favorite bookstore. You won't want to miss being a part of reading and sharing about this one! … [Read more...] about GBBC February-March Book Selection
Last year, members of the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club seemed to thoroughly enjoy reading Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White & Elizabeth Lawrence--A Friendship in Letters so when someone suggested we might also like Dear Friend and Gardener by Beth Chatto and Christopoher Lloyd, a book of letters between these two distinguished British gardeners and authors, I was happy it was chosen in a survey to be the December-January selection.The first thing I realized when I started to read Dear Friend … [Read more...] about GBBC: Three Passages I Enjoyed