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

First Day Of Spring

Welcoming With Snow….And Colors Today is the official first day of spring but it has been snowing since midday.   So far we have accumulated around two inches.  I don’t mind the big fluffy flakes with no wind; very peaceful.  However that spring itch has gotten to me.  I started trimming the tropical plants in the basement and fed the ones I have no plans for transplanting to a new … Continue reading First Day Of Spring