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New beginnings for February Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

A collage for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted each month by Carol of May Dreams Garden.  From left to right, top row:  Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise,’ Helleborus ‘Blue Lady,’ Ilex x mondo ‘Little Rascal’ with a lichen covered rock, and a blue pansy; bottom row and middle:  the...

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Per request, more pretty pictures

After I posted about my landscaping adventure, several people wrote in and asked for better and larger photos.  I had some time today to take a few.  I hope you enjoy them. In the foreground is the deciduous ‘Jane’ Magnolia.  It will soon have large purple flowers.   Behind it...

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Taking on ‘New Dawn’

It began innocently enough.  I was out in the lower garden trying to find a spot or two to incorporate the spring vegetables.   HH offered to simply make me a new spot, but I know my limitations.  That would mean new soil, new fencing, a new raised bed.  Someday...

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I Went to a Garden Party . . . .

And, like the song goes, “to reminisce with my old friends.”  When I heard about VP from Veg Plotting’s meme asking for our top three to five dinner party choices, I simply had to join in. For mine, I perused my bookshelves, and I believe I’ve assembled an interesting...

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When to Ask for Help

Does everyone remember the straight line I had in my front garden and how much I wanted to rid myself of it?  Well, it is straight no more.  The landscaping guys came today, and they were generous and wonderful to work with.  They moved all of my beautiful deciduous...

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February Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day

“My personal endeavour is so to choose and combine my plants that at no time from early March to November shall the garden be without a number of lovely pictures, each complete in itself, and that such sections of the borders are as temporarily out of bloom shall be...

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