We woke up to a little snow yesterday. Not much...just enough to cover the leaves which are just past peak. By the end of the day it was gone but it was clear that Autumn was giving me the two minute warning. The deer have already done a number on quite a few plants...mostly Hosta, … Continue reading Two Minute Warning
Ok, so that's a bit of a stretch. But those of you who grow herbs and veggies know what I'm talking about. It's that feeling of accomplishment when you harvest your crops and turn them into deliciousness that you can enjoy well into winter. And when you live in Wisconsin, a little taste of summer in … Continue reading Living off the Land
I started the Big Spring Cleanup here at the lake yesterday. The thought of it always overwhelms me but I really needed to hit the ground running...we have a wedding in August! There's no time to lollygag. The snow is finally gone...almost! There's one last pile at the end of the driveway and assorted smaller … Continue reading And we’re off…
Scabiosa atropurpurea sounds more like a disease than a flower. 'Snow Maiden' is actually one of the most elegant and classy annuals you can grow in my area. Also known as Pincushion Flower, 'Snow Maiden' is a beautiful cluster of soft white petals that is attractive to bees and butterflies. Earlier this year I … Continue reading Snow Maiden
Seriously, how did it get to be December? It was literally summer and then just like that it was winter again and I'm putting up Christmas decorations! Honestly, I do not know what happened to Fall! As such, nothing was done in the garden. Well, the deer did more than their fair share to help … Continue reading December????
I'm still not sure what happened to Spring. The calendar says summer is tomorrow but it's felt like summer for a few weeks now. And that's after a horrendous Winter that pretty much skipped Spring. That meant I lost all of April which is when I do most of my garden clean up so I'm … Continue reading Two Days till Summer!