Stopping to Smell the Peony Picture

My white peonies are in full bloom. I don’t know why only my white peonies are in bloom and not my pink peonies. The pink peonies are still tightly balled fetuses of a flower waiting to reveal themselves. Perhaps they Read more ›

This Gardener’s Holy Grail: Mangosteen

I found my Holy Grail. The rare and elusive Mangosteen tree. And like the original Holy Grail, it is destined to bring me heartache, disappointment and cost alot of money in my quest to obtain and keep it. *sigh* Why Read more ›

Just Damn Hot

I always try to do something creative for my post titles, but for this one, there is just no other way to say it. It’s damn hot. I think we may break a temperature record here in Cleveland for the Read more ›

Define Gardener in 20 Words or Less

Oh, come on… Like I ever use 20 words or less to define anything. This whole topic came up in my head a few days ago in The Virtues of Bishop’s Weeds post. It didn’t actually come up in the Read more ›

The Virtues of Bishop’s Weeds

Right now, if you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of experienced gardeners cocking guns and grabbing implements of torture. They are saying “Hanna, them’s fightin’ words.” This is because Bishop’s Weed (also known as Goutweed) is one of Read more ›

Waking the sleeping bulbs

I brought the tender bulbs (technically rhizomes and corms in my case) up from the basement yesterday so I could plant them. I don’t have that many as I have not historically been big into plants that need to be Read more ›

Cleveland Weeds: Wild Garlic

This is a post that relates to the Cleveland Weeds project. In this post I am going to cover Wild Garlic Just Sprouted Click on image or here to enlarge In BloomComing Soon In SeedComing Soon Latin Name: Allium vineale Read more ›

The 7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers

“And the weeds of the garden shall be visited upon the gardener.” I can certainly think of the 7+ weedy sins of the garden but knowing how to cleanse my garden of these weeds is even better. Especially if it Read more ›

Last Frost Date, My Ass!

IT FROSTED! It is more than a full week after Cleveland last frost date of May 16th and it frosted last night. Mother Nature is not being a nice woman these days. There has been a frost advisory for the Read more ›