Category Archives: Country Gardening

Advice, commentary and exploration

The Tuesday View April 25

The grass is greening up and the perennials are growing in my mixed bed in the back yard. The giant alliums are leaping out of the ground, while the daylilies are not far behind. Lamb’s ears, iris, veronica and astilbe … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Spring Fling

Flowers are bursting forth, birds are nesting… Spring is all about sex and reproduction – a spring fling! My narcissi are from collections bought long ago, so no ID. The lovely lemon-yellow Butterfly narcissus just opened and the miniature golden trumpet daffodils … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2017

As you probably are aware, April 22 is Earth Day, when we celebrate our beautiful Mother Earth. However for gardeners, I think every day is Earth Day, in that we demonstrate caring for the planet through our gardens. It distresses … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pink Hyacinth

With a week of above normal temperatures, at last my garden is beginning to grow and bloom. Last week everything was tightly budded, but this week is a different story. I had cut a few branches of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles × superba) to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – Snowdrops

As you can see, we still have snow! Four inches of ‘mixed’ precipitation fell on Friday into Saturday as Mother Nature played her April Fool’s joke. However, it is melting rapidly on this sunny day, where our high is 47F … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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