Note to self: buy more drumstick allium in the fall. The inexpensive bulbs are simple to plant in the fall and are worth it.
By the way, a climber rose is a misnomer. They do not actually climb. In the old books they are referred to as long cane roses. The canes need...
It is remarkable that we have had so little rain in the past two months and the perennials still look so wonderful. The newly planted baby annuals,...
I’ve had deer eat every one of the flowers of Caesar’s Brother iris. I’ve never had them eat iris before. They’ve been too busy polishing off the...
One would hope that a long, cold, snowy winter would, at least, put a damper on the bug population. The garden pests are back in force, and the root...
I spoke too soon. Last column I bragged about my dahlias and tomatoes. Last Thursday night-early Friday morning brought a killing temperature of 30...
I’ve never been bored a day in my life. I say this with neither pride nor shame. I’m simply stating a fact. At any rate, there is always something to...
I’ve been eating asparagus like a mad woman. One picking is a significant amount of food. My original patch is easily 30 years old and covered in my...
The peonies have budded. It’s just a matter of time. Do not pull soil or mulch up too closely to them. They like a bare bottom for maximum bloom.

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