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
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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!
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
26. Days. Until. Spring. Can you believe it? I am so excited! Last year, the first flower of 2017, a yellow crocus, arrived on February 17th, this means that in as soon as two weeks I might see a flower! To hold me over until then, here is the #3 bouquet from 2017. #3 – Tulips – April 1, 2017 This was, IMO, the prettiest … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #3
#4 – Peonies – May 2, 2017 I picked these pretty peonies in late spring. Again, not the most imaginative bouquet (it’s all just peonies) but beautiful nonetheless. Also, peonies smell great. You can pick them when they are still closed but a bit mushy, and then in a few days, voila, peonies galore! Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #4