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

Gardening, Random Ramblings

Tulip Fest in My Yard!

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!