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!

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…