I'm glad you're here! Now, what should this post be about? It could be a post about puns involving plant names, like glads, which is what we call Gladiolus flowers because, lettuce admit it, "gladiolus" doesn't roll off the tongue as quickly as "glad" does. Or this could be a post about how one should never give up on a plant. I bought the corm for this glad about four, maybe five years ago and planted it out in the garden. For all that time it did nothing but grow a few leaves each … [Read more...] about I’m Glad You’re Here!
Once upon a summer, there was a place called May Dreams Gardens where garden fairies lived with a gardener named Carol. Every spring, Carol came out to the garden after the last frost and sowed rows and rows of green beans. Some years, she put plastic forks up and down the rows of green beans to keep the rabbits from eating the seedlings. Then one year, Carol got lazy and just sowed the beans without the forks. When two mischievous garden fairies, Seedy and Soddy, saw what Carol … [Read more...] about A Green Bean Story, with Garden Fairies
I know something every gardener can plant in their garden in August, no matter where they live. It's something that does well in all types of gardens and all different hardiness zones. It can be planted regardless of whether you've gotten a lot of rain, just the right amount of rain, or not enough rain. Sun or shade? No problem. What is it? Tell us now! We all want to plant it. Hey, wait, is this some kind of trick you're playing on us, Carol. It's sort of a … [Read more...] about What to Plant in Your Garden in August
"Hello, Carol!" Hello, Dr. Hortfreud. Is it time for another session? "Yes, it's been a while since our last session and I've noticed something we should talk about." Something to talk about? I can't imagine what that might be. "Really, you can't imagine? Did you see the picture you took of the rabbit in your garden path?" I did... "Carol, you have a path in your garden that is the same color as the rabbits, which allows them to hide in plain sight." Purely coincidental, I … [Read more...] about Dr. Hortfreud Returns to Discuss Rabbits
What's new in the genus Lego, you ask? Thanks for asking. What's new in this genus is a flowering plant that looks like a moth orchid. I'm calling it Lego orchida. It was pretty easy to get this particular plant to bloom, and I'm confident that now that it's in bloom, it will stay in bloom forever. While this particular plant will never replace certain real orchids or even those fake orchids that made me look twice and touch them to confirm they weren't real, it does add a nice … [Read more...] about Lego orchida
Garden fairies here! We are garden faires and we have discovered a new flower in the containers on the patio. It's a flower we haven't seen around here in, like, never. Immediately, though we are busy and bedeviled with all kinds of garden tasks to do this summer, we went to work to figure out what it was. We sent Seedy and Soddy to the containers to take a closer look. Then we sent Honoria and Hortensis to Carol's library to start looking at books to find pictures. Meanwhile, the rest … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Discover a New-to-Them Flower