Let’s Get Gardening: June 2017

How did it get to be June already?! I have no idea where the first five months of this year went – especially the last 31 days. In April, when we were getting temps in the 70’s and 80’s, I thought I would have my entire garden planted by mid-May. Then May came along, and […]

Let’s Get Gardening: May 2017

Well, the weather lately has been living up to its reputation in Michigan – unpredictable! We had fabulous, warm, sunny, weather for a little bit, sandwiched in between some chilly (ok – cold) wet stuff. It may not seem like it now, but the weather gurus are saying that this May will be warmer and […]

Let’s get gardening: April 2017

I’m seeing all kinds of indications that spring is here – my crocus have been up for weeks, the daffodils are just about to burst into bloom, tulips are coming up, and forsythia are just starting to get color. It won’t be long now until we are in full gardening mode – and I can’t […]

Let’s Get Gardening: March 2017

I woke up Sunday morning to a sound that sent dread through me. It sounded like some sort of mechanical device in the house was failing spectacularly. Having had so many things in need of repairing or replacing last year – the roof, water softener, sump pump, garage door opener, and kitchen sink – I […]

Let’s Get Gardening: February 2017

Our mailman, Mike, delivered our first shipment of seeds a few days ago (from Ann Arbor Seed Company), and I was so excited! I told him that meant it was almost spring. He said he had to beg to differ. But even though it doesn’t feel like spring to Mike as he walks his route […]