Carole at Ecosystem Gardening had a recent blog post titled “Most Hated Plants”. She asked her readers to comment on the invasive plants growing in their own yards and neighborhoods. After writing a post of my own on invasive Chinese Wisteria, it may seem odd that my comment included, of all things, lemon balm. As [...]
Honest bread is very well- it’s the butter that makes the temptation.
The winds are gusting and the temperature is plummeting. The snows have ceased (for the moment) but icy bits still pelt the windows as they swirl past. A snowstorm is brewing and we’ve been warned to prepare. I have [...]
I’ve joined the Gardenbloggers seed GROW project! Described as ” … a communal seed growing project … designed to get as many garden bloggers as possible to grow the same plant starting from seed” it’s overseen by veteran garden writers Mr.Brown Thumb and Colleen Vanderlinden of In the Garden Online.
Every mile is two in winter.
These are the days that try gardener’s souls. For now Spring’s arrival is like a eagerly-awaited family reunion. We’re waiting and counting the days until we can once again commune with the soil, feel the sun on our face and hear the gentle [...]
Were you among the many charmed by Jane Austen’s “Emma” last night on television? The lush green countrysides, stately manor houses, handsome gentlemen in waistcoats and lovely ladies in winsome frocks were instantly enchanting. The wit and humor Austen used to portray the aristocracy of her time is nothing short of brilliant, and yet it [...]
Follow Friday is a regular tradition on Twitter. It’s an opportunity to share the people and blogs that we like best and give others a chance to know them, too. Just for today I am borrowing the Follow Friday Twitter tradition and making it Feline Friday here at Get in the Garden. Let me introduce [...]
A quick walk around the yard yesterday turned up hints that spring is certainly creeping in:
I first spied stubby green shoots the fall-planted garlic is sending forth. Nothing makes a winter-weary heart soar like bits of new green growth that hint at spring! Only seconds later did I realize the precious growth had been stomped [...]
It’s time for a garden confession: I’m guilty of planting an invasive species. Not just any invasive species mind you, one of the big ones. I bought Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria) accidentally. It was on clearance years ago at a local garden shop and labeled as Wisteria floribunda “Rosea”, a slower-growing pink flowering wisteria. My [...]
Get in the Garden was launched at the end of October 2009. In just a few short months I have met a lot of really smart, funny and interesting people. Trina, (GardenMom29 as she is known on Twitter), surprised me by awarding me the Honest Scrap Award on her blog Garden Mom the other day. [...]