23 12, 2017

Goodbye 2017 Gardening Year


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.

Goodbye 2017 Gardening Year 2018-03-01T16:17:09+00:00
29 01, 2013

Imagining Spring


Now that we're about at the halfway point of Winter, I start to imagine Springtime.  The days are just starting to lengthen, and the sun is just beginning to feel a bit stronger.  By Valentine's Day, the sun begins to heat up the car again. I've been AWOL for awhile, so may I wish you a Happy New Year, belatedly.  My desktop computer is on its last leg (a [...]

Imagining Spring 2013-01-29T19:34:51+00:00
3 07, 2011

Summer Pleasures


Hot, dry, cooler, wet, very humid, a little fresher, pollution, not, up, down. Summer is here! My favorite season. After work, I piddle around the garden at Woodland Cottage--weeding, trimming, potting, planting. I'm just about finished planting all my pots for the season. I repotted all my big houseplants last month into larger, poly pots that look just like terra cotta, though they are about a tenth [...]

Summer Pleasures 2012-01-23T15:07:50+00:00