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
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
Spring came and went so quickly! I was outside in the garden rather than inside writing, so this blog was sadly ignored. Now that summer is here and my garden just requires a bit of maintenance (weed pulling and fertilizing) I am ready to write! Today’s post is all about the milkweed. Pollinators have been getting more attention lately and that’s great! What’s not great … Continue reading Milkweed
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!
Short post this week. In fact, it is more of a love note/lament for one of my favorite flowers, the camellia. I love camellias. These beauties add a bit of color to the winter with their rose-like blooms. In addition to beautiful blooms, camellias are evergreens with rich, shiny green foliage that provides a beautiful backdrop to any garden year round. Any garden, that is, … Continue reading Camellias