One of the hottest, sunniest spots we have is our second floor deck, so this is where we are growing one of our eggplants. It is in a railing planter right up against our table where we eat as many meals as possible all summer. So the eggplant is like an ornament for our meals, and a rather splendid one at that! Just setting the first fruit now, we have more blooms coming and are also enjoying the view of the purple blush on the stems and leaves, especially the undersides, which we will be seeing up close more and more as the plant begins to grow over our heads.
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When bees come to visit the earliest flowers, I know that spring is truly here. … Read More
Even the lowly (because ubiquitous) spirea can surprise you with loveliness on a blustery day in April. My main complaint is that it has too many merits, requires too little of us, which seems churlish just now, when spirea is the first shrub to leaf out most bravely. … Read More
Galanthus, more commonly: snowdrops, are one of the earliest garden pleasures in the year, often breaking through the snow long before February is over. And now in mid-March they are still looking splendidly sturdy. They are a welcome sign that spring is indeed progressing and that renewal can happen. Again. … Read More