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Category Archives: General Gardening
It’s all too easy to get overenthusiastic when buying plants. There are dozens upon dozens of vendors all selling hundreds and hundreds of perennials, annuals, shrubs, ground covers and trees. If you’re like me, you can’t resist. You buy too … Continue reading
May 19, 2015 Depression, whether in bipolar disorder (my diagnosis) or not, is both mentally and physically debilitating. When it is accompanied by anxiety, the problem increases. Today, it is keeping me from doing any gardening. ________________________________________________ The arborists have … Continue reading
Every flower gardener has favorite perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees. Some focus on those plants, making beds almost exclusively of roses or azaleas and rhododendrons (these people tend to have a lot of space for gardening, hostas, etc. Me, I’m … Continue reading
How can it already be the middle of May? Before they switched my area from Zone 5a to 5b, May 15th was the “safe planting date.” In Des Moines I gradually learned that this was ridiculous – by mid-May it … Continue reading