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
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
Back in December, I bought HUNDREDS of tulip bulbs on clearance. Each bag of bulbs had been priced between fifty cents and a dollar, with ten to thirty bulbs in a bag, depending on the variety. I bought around thirty dollars worth of bulbs: tulips, daffodils, etc. Plus, I bought irises and some other things as… Continue reading Tulip Fest in My Yard!