Monday, April 20, 2015
I am absolutely in love with these tiny little flowers, Chionodoxa luciliae, also known as Glory of the Snow. They were on sale in the Fall so I bought a couple of packs to see how they turn out. The pack picture has them looking purple, so I was quite surprised when they bloomed a beautiful blue.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
April is a great time to start looking for early wildflowers. The Pasque Flower is the first one to come up every year, usually around Easter. I usually find it in sunny locations, on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Leave them where they are and don't try to dig them up to move to your garden. They don't transplant well.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
I'm a little late (about 2 weeks) planting my tomato seeds this year, but if I get them in before the end of March, I feel better about myself. I had a horrible tomato crop last year, decimated by blight while I was on vacation. I'm trying a different variety this year, as well as planting Romas. Adding in bell peppers too.
Friday, July 18, 2014
|Echinacea "Summer Sky"|
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I just love Spring and the flowers that come out early. My Mother-in-Law has a wonderful shade garden where she lives filled with Bleeding Hearts, Solomon's Seal, and ferns. The white is such a contrast to the next wave of blooming plants filled with colors. If only God had made Solomon's Seal so we could actually see the flowers instead of them being hidden underneath the leaves!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I am really loving the "Blue Hill" Salvia that I bought from the Friends of the Plant Sale in 2013. The color is advertised as a true blue, but I find it does have a very light purple color to it. They have grown in nicely and quickly beneath my "Pinky Winky" Hydrangea. The real test will be cutting them down after blooming, and seeing if they re-bloom in the Fall.