Snowdrops: Yes Spring Is Coming

Snowdrops: Yes Spring Is Coming

Finally we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, or should I say light in the sky for longer periods of time.    Many gardeners  say that winter is the best season.  I tend to agree but this year, I’m so done with it.   Left over plants from the garden show...
Plants I Dig: Pumpkin Season!

Plants I Dig: Pumpkin Season!

My yearly pumpkin experiments have developed as my garden develops.   In previous gardens the pumpkins did not do that well.  I was lucky to get one or two medium sized pumpkins.  My current garden has much more space and a good place for the vines to rambling. ...
Plants I Dig: Autumn Color

Plants I Dig: Autumn Color

I’m again being drug into fall kicking and screaming. Slowly the soft colors start to beguile me and convince me that its just another lovely color change. But, I know in my head that winter isn’t far behind with color gone except for gray and green outside the...
Agapanthus (another lily by another name)

Agapanthus (another lily by another name)

I’m not quite done with my lily theme.  Enter Agapanthus… Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus, is another wonderful summer plant. Many new cultivars are proving more and more hardy which is good for us who live in zone 7 on the edge of zone 8.   Nothing says summer quite...
A Lily By Any Other Name…

A Lily By Any Other Name…

Maybe because Susan actually means ‘Lily’ do I feel a connection with lilies. They are usually bold in colors and fragrance, tough and durable in the garden. Humm… Many types of plants are called lily, from Agapanthus to Voodoo lily. Here are a few of my favorites...
Plants I Dig: Summer Hydrangea Madness

Plants I Dig: Summer Hydrangea Madness

The beginning of Summer marks the beginning of hydrangea season. Still in my minds eye is a picture of the long hydrangea border at Martha Stewart’s house. I have long loved Hydrangeas and each year there are new ones introduced. Several in the past couple of years...