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May Dreams Gardens · 45m ago

Garden Fairies Cancel Celebration of End of Winter

No one knew who put up the sign, but when the garden fairies woke up shivering, they saw it, set at an angle so the snow stuck to it. Honoria Hellebore wiped the snow off and read it to ev...
May Dreams Gardens · 1d ago

In the spring, I need to see every flower

In the earliest spring days, which is really the last winter days, I need to see every flower. Yes, I feel like every flower that blooms needs a personal visit from me. I need to see them a...
May Dreams Gardens · 4d ago

Witchhazel for Wildflower Wednesday

Which witchhazel do you have? Which hazel? Like the maid on the old television comedy Hazel? No. Witchhazel. That's what I asked. Which hazel? The spring one. Oh, the spring one.  Does...
May Dreams Gardens · 5d ago

Crocuses and Snowdrops

I'm still on the look out for a good chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting, one that is good enough to spend the time, money, and calories on. But alas, the garden calls with more warm...
May Dreams Gardens · 1W ago

Pansies in February

I wanted a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. Or perhaps sea salt caramel frosting. I'd been wanting one for days, thinking about it off and on whenever I either drove by a cupcake...
May Dreams Gardens · 1W ago

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - February 2017

Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for February 2017. Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana the mild winter continues. We speak of it in hushed tones–the warmer tem...
May Dreams Gardens · 1W ago

Garden Fairies discuss sunny and 67º in February

Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we have not posted for awhile, which as you know, is not our fault. Carol hogs the computer. She doesn't like us to post too often because sh...
May Dreams Gardens · 2W ago

Dirty Knees and All is Well

A few days ago, the crocuses were covered with about an inch of snow and winter was decidedly present in the garden. Today, the snow has mostly melted except in the coldest parts of the gar...
May Dreams Gardens · 2W ago

Delights of the winter garden

I am delighted to see several crocuses blooming in the lawn in the first days of February, our last full month of winter. I checked my garden journal, which I will admit contains mostly spo...
May Dreams Gardens · 3W ago

The Man Who Grew Vegetable Marrows

It would make a great Jeopardy game show clue. "The Man Who Grew Vegetable Marrows". The answer: "Who is Hercule Poirot?" We might also accept the answer, "What is the title of Chapter 3 ...