Gardening, Random Ramblings

Morning “Mitzvah”

I worked in my friend's garden this morning. (She's a few decades older than me.) The weather was hot and sticky (86ºF) but the conversation was AMAZING! Here are a couple of pics of her front yard: I love talking with friends who are older—or younger—than myself. I think it adds some MUCH needed perspective.… Continue reading Morning “Mitzvah”

Gardening, Random Ramblings

Planting and Planning for the Future

Hollyhocks are biennial, which means I had to plant these beauties in the spring of LAST year so I could enjoy them THIS summer. Last year—all summer long—I cared for my sad, scrubby little plants. They looked more like weeds than anything else. I had no idea what color flowers I'd get, or if they'd… Continue reading Planting and Planning for the Future

Backyard Photography, Gardening, Michigan, Random Ramblings

Monday Updates

We've had SOOO much rain! Not that I'm complaining. I like seeing the new plant babies pop up, but I DON'T like to water them. However, LOTS of rain leads to mutant fungus like these gems: They look like pasta is growing out of my wood mulch.  The Internet seems to thinks it's Peziza domiciliana, commonly… Continue reading Monday Updates