Welcome to the backyard color

We’re phasing in the colors to our backyard spring blooms. The newest arrival comes out by the shed. I even cut it down some a couple weeks ago. It’s a biggie. I have to stoop low while mowing. I like the looks this time of year, though.

New backyard flower additions will be beautiful

This weekend’s beautiful spring weather allowed me to grab the shovel and dig holes in the spots pointed to by my dear wife Karen. Into our backyard went the two peony plants purchased during this spring’s safe trip to our favorite Liverpool nursery, Ballantyne Gardens. Also now added to our array is the fantastic Mother’s…

Our dogwood is looking good

Now that my old friend Greg Boytos has convinced me that my front yard tree is a dogwood, it has come out in full for my dear wife Karen and I to celebrate. (I’m not saying that Greg is old, mind you, because he and I are roughly the same age. I am saying that…

This time, the hair goes, too

So the virus crisis and stay-at-home normal here in Central New York has reached round two of my do-it-yourself vanity mechanizations. Can’t go to Theresa’s joint, Hairy Notions, for my every-four-week beard and hair trim. The hair I was able to let go the last time around. This time, both ends of my head had…

We take our annual visit to Ballantyne Gardens

My dear wife Karen needs to dig in the dirt each spring. This year’s trying times brought challenges past several planned transplants in hopes of better blooming. But we saw that our favorite Liverpool nursery, Ballantyne Gardens, was open and calling our name. Yes, we could have ordered online, but with plants, we want to…