Saturday, August 27, 2016
Finally back after a couple of years and just in time for the beautiful flowers of the Solidago species that you can see everyday on roadsides and in the fields. Pair these flowers with some red asters, Lobelia cardinalis that is still flowering and you have a bright and cheerful fall garden. Solidago (or goldenrod) come in several species and cultivars, sizes and hues of yellow gold tiny flowers, and even different hues of green that can range from a bright green color to a dark blue/green on the shade-loving Solidago caesia (Blue-Stem Goldenrod). As the leaves on shrubs and trees begin to change color, add several of these fall flowering Solidago species to the your shrub bed for a burst of bright golden color. One of the best cultivars for your garden is Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks', an old cultivar but still one of the best for the home garden. It will form small clumps with those striking golden arches of flowers shooting out over the top of the foliage. No matter what species or cultivar you plant, it will put a smile on your face every time you walk by it.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Our cool, clear spring has been very good for working in the garden but not too good for blogging. I have been in my gardens every day since I last blogged and I have loved every minute of my time working and enjoying my gardens. Things are changing and the garden is becoming so overgrown that it is like walking through a small wooded area instead of my front yard. I have seen catbirds, chickadees, blue jays, cardinals, woodpeckers, cedar waxwings, mockingbirds, and so many robins that they are even nesting on a tavern sign on my front porch.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
First, I must apologize for the amount of 'pinned' information at the top of my garden blog. Blogger has decided to only allow followers through Google+ so all of my followers through the old template are now hidden. The importance of having a list of followers is to allow those followers to receive alerts when new posts are posted on my blog. So! In order to receive these alerts without having to use Google+, I have added a 'Follow by Email' gadget to my blog. Please add your email to be able to continue to receive alerts as I continue the history of my front garden through the four seasons of 2014.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Today is the last day of April and it is shaping up to be a very rainy day. I can't get out into the garden so I thought I would go through the last set of pictures that I took in the front garden a couple of days ago. I was reducing their size and cropping pictures so I could post them in my next blog and what do I see but several pictures with these little seedlings in them. CLICK ON THIS FIRST PICTURE TO SEE A SLIDE SHOW OF ALL OF THE PICTURES IN THIS POST