Category Archives: Planting Time


  The long-awaited first crocus “Cream Beauty” has finally opened!  There is cause for celebration in the land!  It was formally greeted and welcomed, intently inspected, and the rejoicing began!  And THEN THE PLANTING commenced!!! Let’s just pause here for … Continue reading

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Good gardeners are observant.  As soon as the weather begins to moderate, gardeners can be found studying their gardens for signs of life, watching the skies for “V’s” of birds flying north, and searching trees and shrubs for tiny leaves.  … Continue reading

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  The birdbath is frozen solid and frost covers the lawn, but the sun is shining and the forecast is wonderful:  above freezing and no snow or rain for the next five…that’s 5, FIVE fabulous, fantastic, freeze-free days ahead!!!!  It’s … Continue reading

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