Garden ROI

Garden ROI

Late last week I was doing a bit of planting and noticed one of the early bloomers–a variety of Veronica called “Georgia Blue” –had opened up because the sunshine illuminated it just right. This variety of Veronica is a pretty, sweet,...
In Like a Lion…and as Mad as a Hare….

In Like a Lion…and as Mad as a Hare….

“The first day of spring was once the time for taking young virgins into fields there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crank case.” –E.B. White,...
Up, Up and Away…

Up, Up and Away…

Deltas… The first yellow of the season appeared to me this morning on the Cornelian Cherry tree outside the dining room window. Or maybe it was there yesterday and I failed to notice. No matter; it is a yellow I’ve waited months to see and I’m...
In Love…

In Love…

I feel like I spend a lot of time trying to outsmart squirrels. And they are winning. Which is cause enough for concern except I am more concerned at the moment in keeping them off the bird feeder. You might recall I wrote last spring about a cone-shaped...
Love Bugs…

Love Bugs…

Sometimes I call my dog, Katie, my “love bug” because she loves to snuggle with me and I am by far her most favorite human in the whole wide world. She is happiest when she is curled up at my side but if she can’t do that, she is content to curl up...
Garden Predictions 2016

Garden Predictions 2016

On days like this I wonder why I live in the Northeastern United States; it’s become suddenly cold after some very mild weather–finally winterish–but I can’t stand to be cold. I shiver as I watch the Juncos hop about after the seed I’ve...