Today was a long overdue garden day. I spent most of the afternoon deadheading and moving some things around with intentions of staying out until sundown. Unfortunately the day had other plans and a quick little thunderstorm cut my gardening short. My friend, Mary, gave me this daylily a couple of years ago. Last year I think there … Continue reading Random Thoughts after a Few Hours in the Garden
It's the middle of February and there is nothing in my garden that is even thinking about blooming so I looked around indoors to see what I could find for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Well, whaddayaknow???!!! One of my African Violets is sporting some lovely white blossoms! I'll be honest, as much as I love … Continue reading Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – The African Violet
In February, in Wisconsin, there just isn't a whole heck of a lot of gardening to be done, well except for in my dreams. So I was quite excited to get away from the cold and snow for a few days and head off to Phoenix. I spent a good portion of each day hiking in … Continue reading Not your typical Wisconsin garden…
Milkweed pods in my area are ripening. These pods were collected by my friend T in northern Wisconsin. She is busy preparing the mature seeds to scatter in her meadow. If you're interested in helping to scatter the seeds, here is some great information from the Friends of the Monarch Trail in Milwaukee: Harvesting … Continue reading Time to Scatter the Milkweed!
We had one heck of a storm this week. I knew that thunderstorms were expected on Wednesday night and Thursday morning so I got myself ready with a few storm supplies...lantern, candles and a bucket of water...just in case the power went out. Tuesday night's storm passed without even a flicker of lost power but … Continue reading A Late Summer Storm
No, not the creepy, crawly kind. These spiders are delightful additions to my containers and are guaranteed not to send me off screaming! To be honest, I'm not as creeped out by spiders as I used to be, having discovered how valuable they are in the garden. I've learned to simply tolerate them...at least as … Continue reading Spiders!