June is my birthday month and one of my favorite times of the year. There is so much life in the garden filled with color, texture, odor and taste that is difficult for this writer to choose a single topic.
I am continuing my love affair with spring in my garden with roses of peach, burgundy, pink and yellow.
Their smell is the pure essence of spring. My new irises complete with the roses with fragrances of grape, melon and lemon.
As a Master Gardener, I have many opportunities to help many organizations and individuals. Very often these experiences result in a greater gift to me than the effort I’ve given to the particular group.
March is finally here and with the truly wretched winter we’ve had all gardeners I know are feeling a surge of hope and anticipation. I’m fortunate to have access to an active greenhouse so I’ve been soaking up the warmth generated by the sun and the heating system.
It’s January and we are soon to experience longer days and shorter nights. Mother Nature has been generous with precipitation so my hellebores or Lenten and Christmas roses are in good form and the fleshy buds are beginning to swell in preparation to bloom.