I know a lot of you are already well into summer but here in Wisconsin, we’re lucky if summer comes with the solstice. Fortunately there are signs that spring is indeed here.Clockwise from top left:… [read more]
The tragedy continues …. So rather than delay this unpleasant task, I decided to just go for it tonight. The sooner we get rid of the bad stuff, the sooner the healing can begin, right?… [read more]
Welcome to my biggest of all gardening pet peeves: Leaky hose nozzles. I’m so irritated with having water dripping down my air every time I try to water. Every year I buy one or more… [read more]
Just heard back from Lucile. Here’s what she said: “Cut hard. Down into the green wood and pray.” Gulp.
I’ve been keeping an eye on this all spring, and hoping things would be fine, but it’s not looking good. Last spring I bought a gorgeous Kamagata Japanese maple from Lucile at Whitman Farms. I… [read more]
I caught my mother rubbing her eggplant this weekend. Relax, it’s OK, really. She was just giving it a little leaf massage. Seems she read “somewhere” that massaging the leaves will make it produce better…. [read more]
It always amazes me how quickly the wooded area of our property is taken over by Ostrich ferns. May 8 May 14 May 31 (pay no attention to the path of inflourescence-looking stuff. I spread… [read more]