March in the Garden

The groundhog predicted an early spring for this year, and the flowers seem to agree.  All around our place the crocuses are popping up and showing their happy faces.  I just love this one, with the variegated purple petals and the intense color stamens. The crocuses are planted around the iris in this bed for …

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February in the Garden

In the garden this month, there has been an interesting contrast of dull days and bright color, sunny mornings and then snow followed by days of rain.  Just the day before our QOV sew day, it snowed.  As I watched the snow fall, it seemed that every bird in the neighborhood needed a bit of …

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November in the Garden

November is finally getting cooler, more like real autumn weather.  I've been waiting for the right time to plant some bulbs, and finally got the perfect time.  It was a cool day earlier in the month, plus the forecast was for rain for the next several days, so I could be sure all the planted …

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March in the Garden

It is finally getting warmer, but we are not out of the possibility of a freeze.  Although this year that seems unlikely, I have seen snow on Easter Sunday in April in years past.  So, I won't be jumping the season by planting outside just yet, but there are a few things in the garden …

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A Promise of Spring

As I poured a hot cup of coffee this morning, I opened the shade on the window over the kitchen sink and saw a scene of quiet beauty.  Overnight there had been a light snow, like the world had been dusted with powdered sugar.   This happens several times each winter in our part of the …

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