It’s ‘Officially’ Here Today is ‘officially’ the first day of spring.  That’s what it says on the calendar but in reality our garden is still snowed in.  The temperature is hovering a little bit above 30°F and there will be more snow coming down tonight and continuing until Wednesday night. We expect a foot of wet snow accumulation added to what we already have on … Continue reading Spring

Rescued Amaryllis

Blooms Just When I Need Them I have been rescuing plants that people throw away after the blooms have faded, mostly bulbs.  I haven’t bought any flower bulbs since my first batch was eaten by squirrels and chipmunks.  But my garden still has flowers from bulbs here and there: tulips, hyacinths and daffodils.  They were rescued from garbage bins elsewhere and now are healthy and proliferating, … Continue reading Rescued Amaryllis

Happy Holidays

And Best Wishes For The New Year 2015 As this year is coming to a close, it’s a time to reflect and plan for a new season, and hope to do better than the last.  As a gardener and beekeeper, each season comes with a challenge of its own.  Either I end up with success or failure, but it’s always a learning experience being taught … Continue reading Happy Holidays