Happy April – 2020

I went for my daily walk outside earlier, which is usually up the driveway and back through the woods.  The sun peeked out just as I was photographing the cherry tree.  It has more flowers on it than last year. I haven’t seen a lot of birds at this little side feeder, but occasionally one…

Starting Seeds – March 28, 2020

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Yesterday I started some seeds.  Milkweed & purple bee balm for my native plant garden.  I also treated myself to blue zinnias.  I can’t wait to enjoy them and take photos. The flower above is from…

Spring Showers

🧚‍♀️”April showers bring may flowers.”🧚‍♀️   “The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the…

Hyacinth & Dragon Fruit

Today is such a beautiful spring day and I’m spending it outside.  The sunshine feels so good on my face.  I love to sit in my chair and read.  I’m reading a book I’ve read before called The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart.  Hyacinth is showing up in my garden and it’s my favorite scent.  I…

My Garden Notes – Native Plants & Wildlife

Today is a rainy day at home.  We are eating good food, enjoying our hobbies, and later watching movies. I was researching more about native plants for our garden and came across this website where you can enter your zip code and see a list of native plants to grow in your area. Native Plant…

My Garden Notes – Pansies

Welcome to my blog!  I love to share my notes about gardening.  I’m so happy spring is here and it’s so much fun getting your hands in the dirt after a long winter.  ❤ Pansies thrive in cool weather, so it’s important to buy them as early in the spring season as possible.  That way…

My Garden Notes – Five Year Record Book

I love this beautiful book.  Now I can keep track of all the new things I learn about my garden.  I can keep notes about plants like I started doing on my blog.  As well as notes about the weather, tasks, and wildlife sightings. “With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be…

My Garden Notes – Irises

I saw these gorgeous irises at Whole Foods yesterday.  I had to take a picture of them to share.  Iris is the Greek word for rainbow and there are 300 species of iris. 😸 Blue flag iris is native to the northeast.  I will look for them at the native plant sale, as the ornamental…

My Garden Notes – Comfrey

My aunt gave me comfrey and I have it growing in different areas of my garden. Bees love the flowers. It’s also a great fertilizer and also helps improve the soil, as I have a lot of clay here and it helps to break it up.

My Garden Notes – 12 Reasons I Love Gardening

12 Reasons I love gardening- Good exercise. Inspires joy. Grow healthy food. Sunshine Fresh air. Contribute to aging well. Fun lessons. Creativity Connect with nature, self, & others. Transforming a brown thumb to green thumb. Wildlife watching. Playing in the dirt.