The begonias i brought indoors last fall are leggy. It’s time to take cuttings. Giving the begonias–or any plant–a haircut makes them bushier, with more flowers. Plus i have the added benefit of rooted cuttings that multiply the number of begonias i can set out as bedding plants in May. At the same time thatRead more about Leggy Begonias[…]
Today is the latest sunrise of the year here in the Northern hemisphere. Already the sun is setting 14 minutes later than it did on December 7. More light at the end of the day! Tomorrow we will have (a few seconds) more light at the beginning of the day! I like cracking my eyesRead more about Latest Sunrise[…]
Carole sends me a thank-you note for my Christmas letter and several packets of seeds, which i enclosed with my last Xmas epistle. Her purple poppies are blooming now, as are mine. Generosity from me. Gratitude from her. Savor the pleasant feelings. Soak into joy.
I have a trash basket in every room in my house, and a 5-gallon “trash” bucket in every garden room of my garden. I like decorative buckets–green ones or beige ones that blend into the landscape, sort of. One bucket in the white garden; one bucket in the vegetable garden; one bucket in the backdoorRead more about Trash Bucket in the Garden[…]
Finally, here at the end of the month, April showers are raining down. We are in a 2-year drought here in New England, so it’s wonderful to watch the grass grow greener by the hour. All the flowers are taking showers. Leaves on trees unfurl. The water element prevails today–a welcome respite after weeks ofRead more about April Showers[…]