Monthly Chores

The May Garden Chores!

Take a tip from the nesting robins -- May isn't the month to snooze! Indeed, garden-work we accomplish now will determine the success we'll have for the rest of the growing season. Need a little guidance? I follow this routine: Read more »

What To Do In January

HAPPY 2012, EVERYONE! I took a stroll through the garden this morning, and what did I find? Well, I found April. As in 50 degrees. As in bulbs popping up. Even my Phlox subulata, above, had sported a pink New Year's Day blossom. Is it strangely-warm where you live, too? You can let me know by leaving a comment. In the meantime, here's my to-do list for January, which I somehow feel should include "open the swimming pool:" Read more »