Monthly Archives: February 2011

Record Keeping

A stormy February night is the perfect time to update plant records. I save tags and notes in a shoe box and a few times a year get around to entering them in my data base. It’s so interesting to … Continue reading

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Freeze and Thaw

This time of year in the garden feels a little hard to bear. The weather is a tease, and I’m holding my breath, hoping for everything to go right. The first years of this garden, of any garden, are about … Continue reading

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Easiest houseplant

Clivia or Kaffir lily Clivia miniata AMARYLLIDACEAE, The Amaryllis family What a fabulous thing to have in the house this time of year. Just staring into the huge blooms should provide a Vitamin D boost, even if the sun is … Continue reading

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“February – Direct Sow (under cloche)”

So I mentioned my seed planting system and I’m on schedule so far. I little break from my Yard, Garden and Patio show recuperation (tea, cinnamon toast, NYT, nap, repeat) brought me out into the sunshine to plant some seeds … Continue reading

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Sprout Suite

If you’re ready for a little spring. New oil paintings available at Pistils Nursery.

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A little reassurance

IRIDACEAE, the Iris family Iris ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ Spring is really starting now. A little more warmth, a little more light. You can feel the quickening. These lovely iris popped up, reassuringly on the same day they did last year. Other … Continue reading

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Mistletoe

On Lodgepole pine in Deschutes National Forest.

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