Category: Gardening

Rain

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~ Langston Hughes ~ January tumbled into February and brought nighttime thundershowers, and daytime downpours of rain. The ground is saturated, and the forecast holds more days of rain.  But I don’t…

Challenges

It hasn’t been easy. But, that’s a good thing. Gardening isn’t supposed to be easy. Challenges, setbacks, not knowing, wondering what went wrong, what I did wrong, searching for answers on the internet, in my garden books. Looking out windows, hoping for positive changes. Walking through garden beds, kneeling, feeling leaves, willing plants to good…

Waiting for a Garden

Spring brings warm breezes, longer days and time spent outdoors. And for this I am grateful as I have been waiting for a garden. Last summer after removing nondescript shrubs and a multitude of Liriope from the garden beds, I purchased plants at an end-of-summer sale. I referred to the tags while placing them leaving…

Spring in the Winter Garden

Yes, March is here! Snow, rain, high winds and nighttime temperatures in the 20’s. This  is my first March living in the mountains of North Carolina, so I didn’t know what to expect, but, no surprises. It’s the same March weather I experienced in Connecticut. Spring did tease us with a few warm days but she…