Category Archives: Plants/Gardening

Houseplants, shrubs, trees, yard, etc.

Apple Time

I used to think it would be great to have my own apple orchard, but I didn’t have room for an entire orchard, so I settled for four dwarf apple trees. They are nothing like the giant apple trees that … Continue reading

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Chickweed Chick

The weather has finally warmed up and thanks to several days of showers the ground was damp, perfect for weed-pulling. Maybe if I have another cup of coffee, it will start pouring rain and I will have a perfect excuse … Continue reading

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Battle of the Bush

The holly bush grew larger and larger, the wild sprouts taller and more difficult to reach. Each time I seemed to have to climb to a higher step on the ladder until there were no steps left, at least none … Continue reading

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Hello Spring

Spring is totally out of control. Why can’t we have proper seasons like we used to have? The seasons need to learn to behave and come and go when expected. Wasn’t it only a few weeks ago that it was … Continue reading

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Nature’s Bounty

“Can I have any apples off your tree that you are not going to use?” asked the neighbor. “Sure, you can have them all.” I have an old apple tree in my yard. When I planted it, I didn’t know … Continue reading

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My Weed Garden

Some days I love to garden. Other days, not so much. I had my backyard flower garden looking terrific, weeds under control, flowers blooming. My green thumb was vibrating with joy. But weeds, being weeds, are never truly under control. … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

  Spring is sprung, and with it that blight of suburbia known as the dandelion has also sprung. Do not tell me that they are merely wildflowers. Do not say, “If it’s green, let it grow.” Do not tell me … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Garden

For as long as I can remember, daddy always wanted a vegetable garden, a place to grow his own produce. There were a few attempts with this in mind, but the weeds were very determined and his efforts never yielded … Continue reading

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The Sting

I know what you are thinking – a sting is a secret operation of some sort. Nope! This sting was the real McCoy, the kind that comes with an insect on the other end. It was innocent, really. I simply … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Dandelions

Once again it is time for chemical warfare. The dandelions arrived in my lawn and are joyfully celebrating with a spurt of growth ecstasy. I don’t know what it is about a dandelion that freezes my blood and turns me into … Continue reading

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