13 04, 2010

The Heirloom Tomatoes Have Arrived


The heirloom tomatoes arrived in Wilmington this week. Steve planted them this weekend. "Then I weeded the vegetable garden really well and put straw around everything," he said. "And I don't think I'll have to buy any tomatoes for the garden at the fire station this year, because I bet I pulled up about 50 seedlings that must have come up from the half-rotted tomatoes I threw out there [...]

The Heirloom Tomatoes Have Arrived 2010-04-13T22:16:36+00:00
13 04, 2010

Appendicitis perforitis


No, it's obviously not the name of a plant...although I kind of tried to fashion it that way to fit it into this blog. "What's this got to do with gardening?" you say. I just got home from the hospital today after an appendectomy on Saturday. So I had three days in the hospital to do lots of reading, which leads to relaxing, which leads to thinking, which leads [...]

Appendicitis perforitis 2010-04-13T21:58:29+00:00
1 04, 2010

Camellia Time!


What a glorious, glorious day we had today here in Northern Virginia. Upper 70s, not a cloud in the sky. The camellias are popping into bloom and they are really stunning this year...just full of flowers. Granted, a lot of the branches are hanging down as a result of the heavy snows this winter, but I will do some pruning after they finish blooming. Spring-blooming Camellias, Camellia [...]

Camellia Time! 2010-04-01T21:30:07+00:00