Well that was short lived


Happy Spring? Yes, this picture was taken today. We got about four to six inches of very wet snow.

What’s in bloom?


The first plant to bloom in our garden this year is…Iris ‘Katherine Hodgkin’! I just love the greenish yellow tones with blue stripes and yellow throats. Seriously this thing is like botanical perfection to me. Am I crazy?

Springing forth


Things are slowly but surely popping up in the yard. Turns out my scallions from last year over overwintered without a problem…I wonder if they’re still any good.


The buds on the peach are swelling,I hope we avoid any late frost,I really want peaches!!!!!


Have any of you had issues with rabbits eating your azaleas? They destroyed my two Rhododendron ‘Golden Lights’this winter. I’m not pleased.

I still don’t have anything blooming addy home but I’ll leave you with this lovely little aconite from work


I’m so neglectful…

…And still all you get is this picture of a witch hazel because I’ve been so busy remodelling the house, prepping for classes, doing tv segments, and living luge in general that sometimes I forget to breathe. But spring is coming and I can’t resist showing off baby plants so I’m sure you’ll at least get a bulb or two out of me! Btw, this hazel (cultivar Jelena) is blooming in my new garden at work. She’s the first flowers we’ve had all season. Snow drops started this week too! Amazing when you think about how it was below zero last week!





I finally got to experience the tundra for real! I’ll actually pat about the botanical highlights when we return but for now I thought I’d leave you with th these pictures I took from the top of a mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park.

A late summer update

It’s amazing what buying a house will do to your free time/will to blog. I’m so busy that I keep forgetting to even think about posting. Well I have stone time and a new, faster phone so let’s see if we can make this at least something resembling a habit!

Spring Spring Spring Spring SPRING!!!

I’m really kind of too tired to actually post anything of any substance but everyone likes pictures, right?  Pictures!

Spring Update

Things are doing some growing around here!   After an absurdly long winter, it’s so exciting to actually see green…and pink..and yellow and every other color that’s deciding to show itself!


I’m mostly pleased with how the woody plants have done.  The Disanthus died down to the parts that were below the snow line, as did the rhodie but then again President Roosevelt is only supposed to be a zone 7 plant and the parts below the snow line survived so I can’t complain.  The garden is puttering along at its own rate…slow but steady.  I’d complain but the weeds are also moving at a snails pace so there are some benefits, eh?  I wish I had more to say but quite frankly the pictures speak for themselves, and we all know what gardening is like so I’m sure you don’t really care about the nitty gritty details of moving random things around.  Or maybe I’m just cranky.  Oops.

Not at all planty…

But still fun!  My friend Lisa is in town for the weekend for C2E2 (comicon) so we’re doing fun touristy things too!  Since we’re staying in a hotel downtown we decided to go to the John Hancock Tower for drinks. I decided you guys should get a picture. Enjoy!


Garden Update!


I finally scavenged some stone to use as stepping stones! Someone I know was getting rid of some limestone slabs, so naturally I had to take them!  I’m sure having these giant slabs of lime sitting around the garden will really help with my high pH problems (sarcasm alert!), but they looked too good to pass up. Now if only the plants would grow so I could see them with the new path… and yes, before anyone asks, I will be partially burying them to hide the right angles and soften the overall effect


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