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May Dreams Gardens · 4h ago

It's been a glamorous week in the garden

It's been a glamorous week in the garden. I spent time nearly ever day this past week digging out compost from my three compost bins on the east end of the Vegetable Garden Cathedral. Those...
May Dreams Gardens · 2d ago

Wildflower Wednesday - Buy Responsibly

Great White Trilliums have been blooming in my garden for the last week or so. This lovely native wildflower goes by the name Trillium grandiflorum, which is easy to remember because these a...
May Dreams Gardens · 6d ago

This Spring Weather is Not Going to Rush Me!

With temperatures barely reaching 60ºF after much warmer days the week before, I suppose you could call yesterday our dogwood winter. That's what the old timers call a cold day in the spri...
May Dreams Gardens · 1W ago

Bulbs and Books

Dear Gardening Friends, Gosh no, those aren't my tulips in the picture, but I sure think they are pretty and I want some for my own garden. I saw these tulips and many others on the grounds...
May Dreams Gardens · 1W ago

A Few Suggestions for Plant Variety Names

I have  few suggestions for plant variety names that would make it much easier for me to remember them. I suspect other gardeners will also find my suggested names much easier to remember, ...
May Dreams Gardens · 2W ago

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day April 2017

Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for April 2017. Here in my USDA hardiness zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I look around and ask the question we gardeners always ask. "Where did al...
May Dreams Gardens · 3W ago

Conquering Cabbage Consternation

I'll admit that it has been years, if not decades, since I planted cabbage and broccoli in my vegetable garden. When I tried to grow them back in the day, it never failed that within weeks ...
May Dreams Gardens · 3W ago

A letter about bird feeding

My Dear Flora, I was so excited the other day to find a nest in my bluebird box that I thought straight-away about writing to tell you about it. I was out planting some onion sets in the g...
May Dreams Gardens · 4W ago

What a gardener's DNA test reveals

How many of you faithful readers have sent off for a DNA test to find out where your ancestors came from and who you might be related to? I sent off my saliva for a DNA test about six month...
May Dreams Gardens · 4W ago

Five places to hide your plant purchases

'Tis the season for gardeners everywhere to flock back to their local garden centers and greenhouses to load up on new plants for their gardens. My local supplier, I mean greenhouse, is pac...