His bags were packed and he was ready to go.The old rabbit—Twenty—stood by the garden gate, waiting for TwentyOne. As he stood there waiting, he reflected back on the year. “This was one crazy year and I’m grateful gardens and gardening turned out to be a bright spot for so many people,” he said to the chipmunks, squirrels, and birds who gathered nearby to watch him leave. Or were they there to make sure he left? He looked down at the list of instructions he had written … [Read more...] about Happy New Year, TwentyOne
Garden fairies here! We are garden fairies and we cannot be left behind. We would like everyone to know that we followed the breadcrumb trail from Blogger to Wordpress, and here we are! Did Carol think we would find this new location? Did she think for one fleeting minute that we'd never post again? Was she going to go looking for us if we didn't eventually show up here? All good questions but now that we are here, they are moot questions. We are garden fairies. The only relevant question … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Find the New Location
One of the first lessons gardeners learn about plants is they need NPK—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—to grow into healthy, strong plants. But just as important might be the EIP that gardeners bring to the garden. EIP? Yes, EIP—Enthusiasm, Imagination, and Perseverance. Allow me to explain. A gardener needs to bring their enthusiasm to gardening. No half-hearted attempts allowed. Bring it all. Your energy, your cheerful attitude, your belief that your garden will be an overwhelming … [Read more...] about EIP… Just as Important as NPK?
All throughout the land, on this first Sunday of Advent, on this eve of the first predicted snowfall of the season, gardeners everywhere are scurrying around putting the last of the garden to be bed. Hoses. Check. Disconnected and hauled into the garage. Pots. Check. Hauled into the garage or covered to keep them from getting too wet and freezing and then cracking. Veggie Garden. Check. Covered in leaves, along with the figs. Bulbs. Check. Planted. Hey, wait a dog-gone, tulip-picking minute! … [Read more...] about A Different Kind of Holiday Greenery
The Thanksgiving Thumper was appalled when she hopped into a local hardware store in mid-November and saw a display of bright red Christmas poinsettias. And then she listened and realized that over the public address system, they were playing Christmas tunes. She wanted to run out of the store right that minute but she needed some hardware items to help Carol button up the house for the cold weather ahead.So she hopped through, got what she needed, glanced briefly at the … [Read more...] about The Thanksgiving Thumper
"Whoa, Nellie," I said to myself. "Those crocuses are sure multiplying and making a nice display in late autumn."And indeed they are.I assure you that I didn't plant that many autumn crocuses which could mean only one thing.Garden fairies here! We are garden fairies and we are pleased and chuffed to bits that Carol noticed how many crocuses we managed to make bloom this late in the year.For a while, we thought the rain was going to wash out our big display, but then a nice day came along … [Read more...] about Those Autumn Crocuses!