Larkspur seedlings rapidly going from “wanted” to “weed”
At any given time in the garden, seeds are germinating at an alarming rate, but how to choose between those you want and those you despise? Experience informs much of the decision making process when one is down on one’s knees, trowel in hand – but [...]
Temperatures have soared, and with them, my enthusiasm. I may be in the garden a bit more frequently than your average dirt-hound, but that doesn’t make me a glutton for punishment. I welcome warmer temperatures, which spark creative thought and motivate me to work on things I haven’t wished to contemplate for several months.
Euphorbia x martinii “Ascot Rainbow” in conversation with a diminutive tête-à-tête narcissus
The whole, as we say, is often greater than the sum of its parts. So true in the garden this spring, as I watch bulbs that have for years come up drearily in the same place only to take on more significance with [...]
Every once and awhile, and contrary to the best laid plans of mice and men, the garden decides to take matters into its own hands and do some planting without the express permission of the resident gardener.
We are quick to pull out the dandelions and purslane (though both are edible), and it’s obvious that [...]
The dream of a garden must sometimes remain a dream for many. Faced with a distinct lack of resources in the cash department, or by obligations of family, debt or employment, many people find themselves aching for a square foot in which to plant a simple tomato, and unable to do anything more than [...]
In the depths of February, gardening seems like a pretty fabulous idea. With everything in deep dormancy and fresh salsa just a mouth-watering few months away, we are liable to make promises that are hard to keep once spring schedules start up and time becomes precious.
Thus in the depths of February, I, and several [...]