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
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
10 04, 2011

Appearances Ain’t Everything

2012-01-23T15:08:20+00:00

It sure looks like Spring out there--if you're looking at the plants, that is.  The weather is still cloudy, damp and cold here in the DC area.  But tomorrow may be sunny and in the mid-80s, so I'll take it. Here are a couple of shots of my front garden, taken Thursday evening. Photos by the author.  If you copy, please link back.

Appearances Ain’t Everything 2012-01-23T15:08:20+00:00
19 10, 2010

Get Those Bulbs In!

2010-10-19T22:34:35+00:00

It's now time to plant your spring-flowering bulbs. Here in the Mid-Atlantic/Upper South, we are already into planting Daffodils, Narcissus, Crocus, Snowdrops...but the ground is still a little too warm to plant Tulips and Hyacinths. Best to wait until November and December to plant those, when the soil has cooled a bit more. Of course, in the North, all should go in ASAP; in the South, where bulbs can [...]

Get Those Bulbs In! 2010-10-19T22:34:35+00:00