Mowing the grass is a like lot dreaming.While mowing, a thousand and one thoughts occur to me. I solve problems. I come up with answers to questions that I hadn’t even thought to ask. I think through entire blog posts. I remember past events and wonder what the future holds.Then just like when you wake up after dreaming and the dreams are soon forgotten if you don’t write them down, once the mower stops, I soon forget what I was thinking about, if I don’t write it down. Unfortunately, most of … [Read more...] about Mowing Is Like Dreaming
On the occasion of the completion of the 25th mowing of my lawn this season, I ask you to consider embracing mowing for a happier life.I suspect there are some who look down on those of us who will admit that we enjoy mowing the lawn. They are probably shaking their heads right now and getting ready to hit the "delete" key on this post.Perhaps they think we are some kind of faux gardeners, those of us who enjoy mowing. That we are not yet enlightened on the joys of either hiring a mowing crew to … [Read more...] about Embrace Mowing for a Happier Life
Yesterday was a special day at May Dreams Gardens.These Turkish Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxia sardensis, were starting to bloom. I planted them last fall, scattering them here and there through out the front flower beds. They are small flowers, so you can't see them from the street; I can see and enjoy them as I walk around the garden.But you can sure see this Forsythia 'Gold Tide' from the street. It was just beginning to bloom last Thursday, and now it is screaming with yellow. I've told … [Read more...] about And Ladies of the Lawn
Tonight I’m posting a “garden of miscellany”, some gardening related thoughts that aren’t quite enough for a full blog post and are too much for a twitter.~~~~Does anyone else think this orchid bloom looks like a chicken’s foot? I posted about this for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, but didn’t include a picture, just a link, so I think a lot of people didn’t see what I was talking about. Often flowers and plants look like something else from a distance, or even up close. I can’t think of any good … [Read more...] about A Garden of Miscellany
Gray skies are going to cheer us, we have a happy face...What? Those aren't the words to the song??They should be, at least around May Dreams Gardens here in central Indiana. It's been raining off and on since yesterday afternoon and the skies are overcast. My garden has gotten way more than one inch, but not quite two inches, of rain, near as I can tell.Once the rain ends, I am hoping for some cool, sunny weather so I can start stripping the sod off the area where I want to plant a new tree and … [Read more...] about More Fall Clean Up Tips
One could almost mistake this fine fall October day for a hot summer July day, except the asters are blooming, and asters don’t bloom in July.I walked the labyrinth of the lawn late this afternoon after work, deep in thought. It might have looked like I was mowing the lawn, but actually I was planning how to battle the moles, thinking about an idea for the garden bloggers’ bloom day in winter when flowers won’t be blooming outside at my house, and theorizing on why summer seems so persistent … [Read more...] about Why Is It Still Like Summer?