Just a quick note to say I planted my first seeds roughly a week ago (February 18th). It was probably a tad early, but I can’t help myself. They were sweet peas from Baker Creek Seeds. I soaked them overnight and then planted them along the western side of the yard. Last year I planted my sweet peas on March 21st and it was too … Continue reading (Almost) Spring 2018
In my last post I noted 27 days until spring. This was calculated to March 1. I have since noted that most note March 21st at the first day of spring. So, if you consider March 1 spring then we have just 12 days (this is what you get when you ask Google). If instead, you mark March 21st as the start, we still have … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #2
Gardening season is here again! The first flower of 2017 was the yellow crocus (pictured above) on February 17th. In the month since this little gal made her appearance I have also had a number of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips bloom. Needless to say, I have already made several bouquets. What’s blooming in your garden? Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
Front Yard – May 2012 Many people spend an enormous amount of time and money to keep grass alive and green to impress their neighbors. I happen to hate mowing and think lawns are a waste of space so I decided to replace the vast majority of the lawn with something that would make me happy, more plants. When I moved into my house almost … Continue reading Rethinking the Front Yard