Monday, February 1, 2016

Mid-Life Crisis

Trying to figure out how to make my hobby my career... but so far I can't think of any way to do that without entirely quitting my current career to go back to school for a horticulture related degree; and learning Spanish.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Uh oh.

It's nearly February, and I'm getting that itch (despite a sore elbow that's been plaguing me since November's leaf raking and was only exacerbated by this past weekend's snow shoveling) to buy perennials for spring planting.  I haven't pulled the trigger yet thanks to the "Save Cart" feature, but my-oh-my aren't there a lot of pretties out there that want to be in my garden...?

Friday, December 18, 2015

Ho, Ho, Ho Hum

Despite singing Christmas carols nearly continuously (they run through my head nearly year-long anyway), I have not yet gotten into the holiday spirit.  It may be the weather, which has been decidedly spring-like.  I even saw primrose and rhododendron blooming & the allium bulbs I put in actually sprouted.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It's alive!

The reason my outdoor plants survive and my indoor ones don't?  Rain.

However, beyond my wildest hopes, the gardenia is alive and thriving in the front window thanks to the weekly watering my husband gives it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

More projects

I will make sure to take before and after photos of this one, because it should be interesting:  I'm going to expand a bed under the cherry tree to cut off a spot that's annoying to mow, and make a stepping stone path that will go to each of the feeders in the tree. It'll look cooler than it sounds, I promise.

I also need to dig up my calla lily tubers.  I love these things so much in the summer, but they're just not winter hardy here in Zone 6.  They seem to do really well alongside the azaleas, so I'll repeat for a third year next year.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Done with planting for 2015

This past Friday, I planted a mess of allium and crocus bulbs before heading off on a weekend trip to the Berkshires.  Still sore.  Can't wait to see what comes up in the spring!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Well, I know what I'm doing Friday morning

I'm heading off for a weekend in the mountains around noon, and have to pack.
But first, I have to plant the box of alliums and crocus that I ordered from John Scheepers (and the bag of 100 allium I bought at Costco).  It finally came in yesterday.  That's the one (and only, thus far) thing I don't like about that company - that they don't have an online order tracking system so I can get an idea of when the box will be coming.