This is the first year I'm really branching out into more than just edibles, and trying to grow flowers as well. I'm hampered by the fact that I'm a relative novice in this area, and that between me and my mother, we're allergic to a lot. Luckily, besides the salvia we both love and the … Continue reading Dahlia days have begun
The awakening army, 2022
My habit of buying a few cans of ladybugs to release in my garden every year has payed off in ways I hadn't imagined. I haven't gotten a new can this year yet, mostly due to inertia, and while I will- I've gotten a wonderful present from past me. You see, it isn't just pest … Continue reading The awakening army, 2022
The greenhouse starts to pay off!
Otherwise known as: Too Many Cucurbits. This all started last month, but it's ongoing and wonderful. We had a wet early April/late March. Most of the seedlings in the greenhouse were happy to be shielded from the deluge, and I was happy for our cities water table. The few plants that were already out were … Continue reading The greenhouse starts to pay off!
A gift from a friend, and some forks, brings a whole bed together
I’m starting to see a particular bed come together, and it’s been nearly a month’s work, but well worth it. The origins of this bed go back to November, when I received a gift from a holiday exchange with some friends. The gift itself while hilarious wasn’t remotely garden related, but the card was. I’d … Continue reading A gift from a friend, and some forks, brings a whole bed together
New blooms, both current and to come
Weird weather patterns aside, spring is officially here. But even in the past couple of weeks, as winter kept on hitting us with new and unusual surprises, things have been blooming, and I wanted to do a quick highlight some newcomers to the garden. This is a corydalis. I first saw them on a gardening … Continue reading New blooms, both current and to come