A mini heatwave over the past few days has encouraged perennials to open at an alarming rate. As I was dead-heading the last of the tulips yesterday, it seemed as if all around me I could almost see petals from Iris, Ox Eye Daisies, oriental poppies and much more unfurl, open and expand. Summer, it […]
Author: Chris Mousseau
Six on Saturday – 27MAY2023 –
It’s been a pretty glorious week here – half a day of rain on Wednesday but the rest of the week has been nothing but sunshine and unicorns. I was able to get my tomatoes and dahlias planted yesterday and will be sinking gladiola bulbs later today, as well as sowing Zinnia and beet seeds. […]
In a Vase, on Monday – Deep Purple, Deep Blue
I took some photos last weekend of a vase filled with ‘Queen of the Night’ tulips and Narcissus ‘Thalia’ and Poeticus; unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to download or share them but it’s just as well – I really like how the tulips, indoors in their vase for several days, gently bent down to […]
Six on Saturday – 20MAY2023 – The Frost Never Bothered Me Anyway
A bit of frost this week didn’t hurt anything.
In a Vase, On Monday – Tulip Time
My first attempt at a vase of tulips looked a bit flat. The tulips were gorgeous, yes, but something felt missing, so I went back into the garden and snipped a few long pieces of garden chives (Allium schoenoprasum), a single leaf from a Lupine plus several tall Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum). The graceful, delicate, […]
Six on Saturday – Morning, Noon and Night
After all that rain, we finally have a gorgeous spring weekend! Perfect for gardening!!