In the garden of my mind

At night when I can’t sleep, I engage in a bit of garden dreaming. Instead of counting sheep, I wander through the everlasting garden in my mind. While meandering, I push away thoughts of garden work because just the images of all I need to do in spring might keep me up all night. This is…

How to grow amaryllis and paperwhites indoors

I grow a variety of flower bulbs indoors, but my favorites in December and January are amaryllis (Hippeastrum sp.) and paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta.) After all, it’s always been my contention on this blog that blooming plants beat the winter blues. Some bulbs, like hyacinths and tulips, need a cooling period before you can coax them into…