My thoughts wandered, as they often do when I am mowing the lawn, but they came into sharp focus just as I was mowing the last little section in the front. By the way, I generally wait as long as possible in the spring before mowing the back lawn because of the flowers I've planted in that lawn over the years. The crocuses have finished flowering, but the Glory of the Snow are in their prime. Fingers-crossed that they are still blooming for the big Easter egg hunt. I suspect they will … [Read more...] about First Mowing and a Garden Visitor!
A Guide to Visiting Other People's Gardens Yes, it is getting to be that time of year when garden tours, walks, visits, parties, etc. are starting to pop up like dandelions in my back lawn. (I don't mind the dandelions. They provide pollen for the bees and in a pinch, it's nice to know I could eat the greens or make wine from the flowers. Is that what part they use for wine? I really don't know. And once they go to seed, what's better for your gardening soul than to blow those dandelion seeds … [Read more...] about OPGs – A Guide to Visiting Other People’s Gardens
Every gardener has a long list of plants that were once in their garden but are now no longer in their garden. Some of us keep the tags from these plants. Then when we want to feel bad about ourselves as gardeners, we sit down and sift through all the labels and lament all the plants we killed. And those plants that just up and died on us. And those plants that just one day went missing. And when we are done looking at all those labels, it sure seems like a lot of plants have come and … [Read more...] about What’s your PMR, PDR, PKR? PSR?