We Were Not Singing in the Rain!

  • Post published:04/24/2023
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Rain in our garden

It had been raining, lots of rain,  for 24 hours.  Please notice that we  have managed to keep most of the garden plants out of the water.  Ever since we started our garden we have been bringing good Martin’s Soil home to create raised beds that make it possible to have flowers and shrubs. (more…)

Grape Hyacinths Made a Surprise This Year

  • Post published:04/19/2023
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Grape Hyacinth

My grape hyacinths began blooming 4 days ago, (you all know they have been green all winter)  and I was delighted.  The clump I had planted  three years ago had grown and given me a very nice group.  BUT there was a big surprise this year. Look closely and see that there are a number of extra grape hyacinths blooming here and there! (more…)

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – April 15, 2023

Grape Hyacinths

I am getting off well at this Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day with Grape Hyacinths.  As you may know, you plant these bulbs in the fall, and that is how I started. However, I enjoyed seeing the hyacinths come up in the spring, and was not surprised that  the flowers and greenery died in mid-summer. But THEN – the greenery comes up late in the summer and lives green  through the winter, into the spring, and into Bloom Time. I was surprised, but am happy with this system. (more…)

Pulmonaria (or Lungwort) and Scillas

  • Post published:04/13/2023
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Pulmonaria – or Lungwort

Flowers are slowly blooming in our garden. This plant, Pulmonaria, had lots of leaves showing off, but overnight it bloomed and surprised me A happy surprise.  This plant prefers moist soil that is rich.  It might have bloomed today because we watered it last night. After the flowers bloom old leaves can be cut off and will be stimulated to create a fresh crop that will  be attractive all season. One important fact, it prefers shady locations, but my plants will get sun part of the day. (more…)

Spring Gardening Symposium

  • Post published:04/05/2023
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Garden books

I devoted my last Saturday’s great event of The Western Mass Master Gardener Association’s Spring Gardening Symposium . As I walked in I immediately saw the used book table ready to be given away to  those who will be using them. I left several books myself – and then took  three books for myself. (more…)