Gardening

Life in the Garden

I like to think that my plants live or die because of my care. That is a fairly egotistical view. In fact other forces must exist. Things mysteriously happen in a garden. Take Bill’s wisdom for instance, I asked him once how I would know when I was a gardener? What is the measure or mark that would declare me…

Art in the Garden

I grew up amongst gardeners who grew plants for either food or cutting for indoor flower vases. What I never saw growing up was anyone who grew a garden for its artistic qualities. Although, when you love gardens, any garden has artistic qualities. There are gardeners out there that go that extra mile and amaze me.  I am planning some…

Making small rows of seeds

Gardening Series # 10, Planting Seeds

Planting seeds, well, they have specific challenges to them, primarily it’s a visual issue. More specifically, if you don’t mark where you planted them, you don’t know where they are. At least I don’t. Seedlings are like mini trees. You plunk them into the ground and there they stand hollering “Here I am! Don’t hit me with the scuffle hoe!”…

Seedlings hardening off on day 3

Gardening Update

I am excited that the Alpine Strawberries have germinated. If you squint your eyes, and look closely at the soil next to the already germinated Daisies, you can see tiny little tiny green buds peeking through. Those are the Alpine Strawberries. I have never had success with them before so this is fun. My Peonies have buds and now the…