Category: In the Garden (page 1 of 13)

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – 15 May 2019

Each month on the 15th garden bloggers around the world post what’s blooming in their gardens. Here’s what’s blooming in mine. Thanks to the May Dreams Garden Blog for the idea.

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Plant Profile: Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

Over the next few weeks I’m going to highlight here on the blog the plants I currently have in my garden in a series of “plant profiles”. Each plant profile reflects the horticulture industry expectations for the plant as well as how it is performing in my particular corner of the world.

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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – 15 April 2019

Each month on the 15th garden bloggers around the world post what’s blooming in their gardens. Here’s what’s blooming in mine. Thanks to the May Dreams Garden Blog for the idea.

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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – 15 February 2019

I’ve never participated in the Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, but I’ve enjoyed seeing what is blooming in other people’s garden each month, so I decided why not start now? Each month on the 15th garden bloggers around the world post what’s blooming in their gardens. Thanks to the May Dreams Garden Blog for the idea.

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Winter Waiting

(Here’s your friendly reminder to sign up for my now-quarterly newsletter. The first issue for the year goes out next week and will help you get garden-ready for spring. For some reason the subscribe info is not showing up on mobile, so until I figure that out you’ll have to do it from a laptop or desktop.)

My two year old loves holidays of any kind, so I’ve been telling her about groundhog’s day. It must have stuck because yesterday on our walk she started talking about “in the springtime the groundhog will come out of the ground and look around!” Well, today is the day, and I guess the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. So I guess it’s six more weeks until spring? Regardless, here in my zone 5b garden we are still under a “thick blanket of snow”, just like the city of Geopolis (we’ve also been reading Katy and the Big Snow a lot at our house lately, in case you’re wondering). But just because we’re still under snow – with more in the forecast – it doesn’t mean that plants aren’t growing and getting ready for spring. Continue reading

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