With my windmill palms snugly wrapped for the winter, another gardening year ends at Woodland Cottage. And a new gardening year begins, with a fire to welcome the Winter Solstice and the arrival of the longer days that I love.
Here is a link to my annual Holiday Newsletter, which I send to clients and friends. Happy Holidays and enjoy!
Right on time, the first frost/freeze of the season is due this weekend, here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic, specifically Friday night. With the turning of the seasons comes a list of things to do to put your garden to bed for the winter season so it can rest: Without delay, bring your tender houseplants and tropicals inside. Check for insects and spray accordingly, if you believe in spraying. Once inside, I give [...]
I had the pleasure of opening my garden a couple of weeks ago to the Garden Bloggers Fling, which meets annually in cities around the country. We had an international group visit the garden. It was great fun. I'd like to share with you a marvelous article by Pam Penick, who has the blog Digging. I think she captured the garden here at Woodland Cottage very succinctly. Thanks, Pam, for a nice [...]
And here we are again—the holidays have begun! Here is a link to my Holiday 2016 Newsletter, full of reminiscences, news of this years trips, and garden advice. Enjoy--and Happy Holidays!
The sunny, dry warmth continues here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic, particularly in the D.C. area, where I live. I am seeing a lot of stress in gardens, especially on plants that haven’t been in the ground too long. Please continue to water. My irrigation system has been running daily, and I am supplementing, by hand-watering, as needed. We need a few long, slow rains! Please be sure to lay the hose down at [...]