19 03, 2016

Possible Frost/Freeze Early Next Week

2018-03-07T17:36:49+00:00

Just as we were getting used to all this balmy, Spring weather, March rears its ugly side to hit us with possible damaging frosts and freezes on Sunday and Monday night (Monday night is predicted to be the coldest). Here are a couple of things to keep in mind over the next few days: Tender annuals, vegetables, etc. The average last frost date for the D.C. metro area is [...]

Possible Frost/Freeze Early Next Week 2018-03-07T17:36:49+00:00
15 04, 2014

Freeze Warning Tonight (4/15/14) and Maybe Wednesday Night, Too

2018-03-08T16:29:15+00:00

I was hoping I wouldn’t have to write this…there is a Freeze Warning posted for tonight, Tuesday, April 15, in the D.C. metro area. Be ready for Wednesday night, too, just in case. This is not uncommon at this time of year when we are teetering between warmth one day and cold the next. The recent warmth brought out new growth on most plants.   In my own garden, I [...]

Freeze Warning Tonight (4/15/14) and Maybe Wednesday Night, Too 2018-03-08T16:29:15+00:00
2 05, 2013

Spring 2013 Newletter

2018-03-08T16:52:38+00:00

My Spring 2013 newsletter is now up on my website.  Enjoy! Here's my garden right now--full, glorious Spring.  The azaleas will be at peak this weekend.      

Spring 2013 Newletter 2018-03-08T16:52:38+00:00
3 04, 2013

Romancing the Azalea

2013-04-04T21:18:59+00:00

Here's a link to my latest article for Wrightsville Beach Magazine, "Romancing the Azalea", in celebration of the upcoming, annual Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC.  Enjoy and Happy Spring!  (Hoping for a warm up soon!)

Romancing the Azalea 2013-04-04T21:18:59+00:00
25 03, 2013

A Tale of Two Seasons

2013-03-25T08:20:32+00:00

Woke up to this: Every twig, every leaf, every surface has snow on it. When I look up into the trees, the first thing that pops into my head is "reindeer antlers", for some reason.  What do you think? Soon, I hope, the temperature will rise above freezing so the snow will begin to drop off the plants.  It's heavy and wet, and many of the shrubs are arching [...]

A Tale of Two Seasons 2013-03-25T08:20:32+00:00
4 03, 2013

A Guide for the Novice Gardener

2013-03-04T00:58:08+00:00

Spring gardening tips in my article for the latest issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine (Wilmington, NC). http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/flash/2013-3/#/62/

A Guide for the Novice Gardener 2013-03-04T00:58:08+00:00
14 02, 2013

Greetings from Wilmington, NC

2018-03-08T16:53:16+00:00

Loropetalum beginning to bloom in our front yard After what always seems like an eternity (in other words, getting through January), I made it down here to Steve's in Wilmington.  I've been here a week and, already, I feel the relaxation and calm streaming into my body and the stress and tension slowly draining out.  The air is not all that much warmer down here--though I don't [...]

Greetings from Wilmington, NC 2018-03-08T16:53:16+00:00
6 07, 2012

A Moss Garden in Richmond, VA

2012-07-06T22:36:08+00:00

In my last post, I wrote about moss paths.  I mentioned visiting a moss garden in Richmond, VA.  This evening, I was looking at past episodes of 'A Gardener's Diary', hosted by Erica Glasener. [A little aside here...this has always been my favorite garden show.  It used to be on HgTV (yes, big 'H', little 'g'--they've let us gardeners down) at 7am Eastern, and I was up [...]

A Moss Garden in Richmond, VA 2012-07-06T22:36:08+00:00