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

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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!

Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

The Earth Moved…

I planted 190 tulip and hyacinth bulbs this morning for an elderly friend and all I could think about was Amy Stewart's book The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. (This is what comes of reading WAY too many books!) I must have seen FIVE earthworms for every bulb I planted. Multiply that figure by 190 and… Continue reading The Earth Moved…