I wasn’t even close. I wasn’t surprised that none of my favorites won, but I guessed only 1 out of 4 right of the Nebula winners. Oh, well. It’s just a game, and I’m not even a player. Someday, someday. Here. Have a another tulip.Read More Nebula 2008 scorecard
Yesterday my tulip patch were all green buds, with only a hint of color. Today, thanks to our spring heat wave, they just exploded. These are my favorites, bright yellow with red flames, a small part of a mix of Darwin hybrids, which have been coming back, better and better every year.Read More Flower power–wow!
The first tulips are showing up, little guys that are closer to the original species than the big bright hybrids. Supposedly, they’re more robust, and here’s a couple that have worked for me. Like for instance these little pink and white ones here. It’s been a while since I planted them and left them to […]Read More Species tulips
I feel like such a wuss. A couple weeks of nice weather and suddenly 55 degrees feels cold again. The plants don’t mind. There’s bleeding heart coming up, even though I moved them. There’s tulips holding their colors in reserve. There’s hosta, too.Read More Promising Greenery
The flowers look amazing right now, but the really amazing awakening is what you hear at night.Read More Why you should leave leaf litter on the ground
It’s been really hard to restrain myself from telling you about the garden this week. I planted raspberries and blueberries and lilies. The first tulips are flowering.Read More Is it really only April?
The garden countdown to real spring continues. There’s… …one, two, three–many daffodils… …two orchids… And…umRead More Spring countdown