Archive for April, 2010

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring, Tra La!

April 29, 2010 2 Comments
The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring, Tra La!

Okay.. maybe not all the flowers.  I’m thinking daffodils. And they are almost done blooming.  And some of them haven’t bloomed at all. I am always amazed at how many varieties of daffodils/narcissus’ there are.  I always want the ones that I don’t have.  I just have to remember it come fall when I pour […]

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Spring Photos

April 22, 2010 0 Comments
Spring Photos

Spring is my favorite season.  I can see the beauty in all of the four seasons in Iowa, but I especially love this time of year.  I love the smells of the earth being turned by the tractors and tillers and of the new-mown grass.  I love the colors.  Everything looks so vivid after the […]

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More on Hydrangeas

April 15, 2010 2 Comments
More on Hydrangeas

Last week’s post was apparently pretty popular.  I got a couple more emails on hydrangeas.  One from LeeAnn was asking about pruning her PeeGee hydrangea.  Actually, she mentioned that she has a couple of different varieties.  While I can’t tell you which name the plant will have, I can give some pointers to identify what […]

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Hydrangea Blooming Problem

April 8, 2010 2 Comments
Hydrangea Blooming Problem

Deb sent me an email the other day telling me that she has three hydrangeas that will not bloom for her.  The year of the flood (2008) one of them bloomed, so that flood water must have had some good stuff in it.   Otherwise, nada.. no blooms. Well, hydrangeas love water.  We found that out […]

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This Spud’s for Me

April 1, 2010 1 Comment
This Spud’s for Me

I don’t think I’ve planted potatoes in years.  Mainly because we don’t have the room or I forget and don’t get any in time.  Not so this year!  I am bound and determined to get those spuds in the ground on Good Friday!  As long as I’ve been around a garden, that is the day […]

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