A Walk in the GardenPlease join me for A Walk in the Garden: a way of sharing gardening observations, spiced I hope with a dash of experience, a dollop of opinion, a slice of irreverence, a spoonful of love for plants, and a cup full of memories.
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Here it is Valentines’ Day in mid-February and we continue to see these wonderful signs that spring is indeed coming to North Carolina. Are these not cherry trees that have been in bloom for several weeks? Happy Valentine’s Day to all. … Continue reading
Popular winter annuals in our area over recent years include leafy veggies, especially colorful ornamental cabbages and kales. Last fall I “discovered” a new winter veggie that caught my eye for its fabulous deep purple foliage. I had to try … Continue reading
In our culture we revere as special a day that marks an anniversary–a birth, a marriage, a graduation, a start-up–whatever is a new beginning. Today is one of those special days for me…the FIFTH anniversary of A Walk in the Garden. I … Continue reading
A few weeks ago we had a serious storm: ice and wind. This is one of several trees damaged in our area. I have noticed this tree countless times over the last dozen years on my way to our favorite barbeque … Continue reading
Happiness is a daffodil in January Happiness is the first sighting of forsythia in bloom Happiness is recognizing the cycle of bloom starting for yet another year. Happy 2019
It is a challenge to write a garden blog when you don’t have a garden anymore. I lost mine when we sold our home and moved to a nearby retirement community. The wonderful friends who bought our home have already … Continue reading
A Christmas wish to all for a time of peace throughout our world. May 2019 be a year of generosity–given and received.