For the first six years of my garden here in Columbia, Missouri, the goal was to plant and grow. I took out grass, created some hardscaping and planted, planted, planted. I’m now at a different point, I’m ready to start curating my garden. There are several reasons for this turn in my gardening. First, I am running out of prime real estate. My yard is … Continue reading Moving toward Curation
Today’s the solstice which means that longer and warmer days are coming (countdown to March 1st is at 70 days!!!). In the meantime, the view out of my front window is depressingly bare. So what’s a gardener to do? Well, I could certainly plan my spring garden (my giant Baker Creek Seeds catalog did come in the mail) or I could find some indoor flower … Continue reading Amaryllis in a Box
Just a quick picture post featuring oodles of zinnias. They’ve been so abundant this year and lovely to enjoy. Zinnias are also some of the easiest to grow flowers. You can also very easily keep the seeds to save some money for next year. This year I had almost the whole rainbow of zinnias (just missing blue). Enjoy! Continue reading Zinnias 2018
Confession time: I love gladiolus. I couldn’t grow them in Florida; gladiolus need a bit of a freeze and they just can’t get that in the Sunshine State. When I came to Missouri I started seeing gladiolus bulbs at my local garden centers and decided to give them a whirl. They love Columbia, Missouri and have quickly become some of my favorite flowers. Gladiolus are … Continue reading Gladiolus
April 2018 Flowers Continue reading April 2018 Flowers
Daffodils are one of the earliest of spring flowers and one of the prettiest. Continue reading An Ode to Daffodils
On March 11, a little more than a week before spring, this was the scene outside my window. Luckily, the snow melted the same day and spring is indeed on the way! The first flowers bloomed before the snow on March 5th. The first flowers this year were not crocus, they were mini irises (which I forgot I planted) and hellebore. My yellow crocus that … Continue reading It’s Spring!