Today, I officially joined the Million Pollinator Gardens ranks. Through initiatives like theirs we can learn how important our small plots of land might sustain the very important neighbors we have that keep our world fruiting. I can’t wait to be a better member of the community of life. Currently both the Echinacea just started… Continue reading The Pollinator garden today
Winter squash blooms are the happiest of all the vege flowers. I have a few small fruits already, and can’t wait to taste it! The three sisters didn’t work out in this bed. The beans never sprouted.
There is nothing like the feeling when the garden is just clean enough to warrant a rest. After a couple years neglect, the walkways needed a good clean and weeds were everywhere. This morning I sit happily after many hours of work.
This bouquet is one stem of the peony ‘Dr Alexander Fleming’ I purchased 3 years ago as a tiny guy.
These pictures were taken the first week of June. Late spring and early summer have the largest abundance of flowers with the peonies, roses, and clematis taking the main stage. The clematis below is in shade, getting only a couple hours of sun total a day. The weigela (burgundy leaves and dark pink flute shaped… Continue reading The early summer garden
The first crop of radishes took 6 weeks to be ready, a week longer than the seed packet said. Early Scarlet Globe seeds were sown directly into the raised beds on April 3rd under a cold frame. These did not have the heat of previous crops. I don’t think I’ll use this kind again.… Continue reading Spring Harvest
Everyone knows I love animals. I have always kept bird feeders, provided shelter and water to birds. In 2014, I added more to the arsenal in my quest to be a neighbor of habitat. Having fresh water for birds is just as important. A hanging bath has drawn more than all my lovely traditional baths.… Continue reading What native plants bring
A combination of blue linum and purple sage takes front stage in Late Spring. The bees love the sage which will taper off just as the many echinacea begin to bloom. The spring weather so far in 2016 has been light rain alternating with sunny days in the 60s to 70s. No additional irrigation… Continue reading Late Spring in the Bee’s Digs