Archive for May, 2010

New cat perch, Bloomer’s super ideas, basil tips, frozen comebacks?

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Wait a minute! What month is this? It's always fun when fall asters and mums bloom alongside May's daylilies. They're not in full power flower, of course. But with the cloudy days we've had, they're giving us a preview of what ...

6′ wonder, freeze comebacks, Bonnie’s Greenhouse

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 Posted in Nurseries, Tom Peace plants | 11 Comments »

I took the measuring tape to this one. 6 feet! It's Angelica pachycarpa, once a tiny little thing. In recent years, it's bloomed, attracting all kinds of insects. It fills a space under the Chinese pistache from late fall until June or ...

Green roofs, garden in transition, m. laurel flowers for next year

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 27 Comments »

My garden's in transition. Spring flowers have faded or are waning. Summer's perennials are taking a deep breath for the job ahead to fill blank spaces. Last Sunday, I cleaned up like crazy. Aside from the overgrown mess, this helps ...

Finnish greetings, cool new plants, why yellow leaves, ladybugs on patrol

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 Posted in Finns, Insects, Late spring flowers, Nurseries, cats | 21 Comments »

Hei Austinin puutarhurit! Aurikoiset terveiset keväisestä Suomesta. (Hello gardeners of Austin. Sunny greetings from spring-like Finland.) That's the clear sky at Kukka & Jukka Lehmusvirta's house in Vantaa, Finland (a Helsinki suburb) as the volcano in Iceland shut down all travel for ...