Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chinese Witch Hazel ‘Arnold Promise’ Blooming!

This Chinese witch hazel, ‘Arnold Promise,’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise,’ is so pretty in bloom on bleak and gray January days.  The flowers look to me like tiny yellow spiderwebs, or silky yellow streamers.  Most years, we get a … Continue reading

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First Snowdrop Blooms

My snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis, are blooming outside!  The name of these tiny bulbs–Gala– refers to the appearance of the flower resembling a drop of milk.  They need to be planted in the fall where they will show up the best … Continue reading

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Perusing The Seed Catalogs

They have come in abundance–the early seed catalogs, filling my mind with possibilities for my upcoming gardening season.  There are several ways that I like to look through the catalogs: 1.  I like to look for my dependable favorite seeds, … Continue reading

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An Update–Both Technical and Transitory

In the month of December I had a Trojan virus eat my computer.  A friend is trying to salvage my data, but it’s not looking good.  This is why there have been no updates to my regular website pages lately. … Continue reading

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Out With The Old, In With The New–Gardening Wrap-up

The first post of the new year!  I am excited to get gardening again.  And frankly, the weather is so warm I may just do that very soon. I want to offer a few garden observations, and some actions that … Continue reading

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