Hardy, still

The two 2022 plants Karen received for Mother’s Day from terrific daughter Elisabeth and fantastic fiance George Three are doing quite well as we turn through July. They picked great at the nursery and Karen did well at the spots she chose for them in our backyard gardens, too. The rose and rhododendron both delivered…

Red chairs highlight the lone flower

My dear wife Karen requested that I bring the red Adirondack chairs up from their winter basement hiding spot. I think they offer a wonderful complement to that one lone red backyard garden flower that decided to emerge.

Backyard roses work hard

I do agree with the experts who gladly chatted us up at this spring’s rose fair at the Liverpool Public Library, which my dear wife Karen and I attended with open ears. This has been a tougher year for our plants than usual. Still, try, try, try our backyard babies are all in their own…

In the ground they go

I grabbed the shovel and watched where my dear wife Karen carefully pointed her finger this past weekend. Into their new home dirt went the gifts from Elisabeth and George. They look comfortable. Knock on wood.

Quite a rhododendron

Last year the family attended the beautiful Rhododendron Festival while we were vacationing in Cape Cod. This May we are being treated to the glory of the full bloom of our own gorgeous plant of the variety in our backyard. We’re pretty sure this is full year two after we put it in our ground.…

Now for the tulips

As my dear wife Karen and I were tooking around the backyard this weekend, we noticed the emergence of the gorgeous red tulips. Happy new month it is.

Still trying hard

The morning after our April snow, the little tree that makes its big mark on our front yard this time of year has decided it’s time. Thank you, dogwood, for sticking to your principles and bringing the buds forth despite the April 20 chill. The backyard daffodils also say hello on the morning after the…

Hello to our new fairy garden

One of my dear wife Karen’s new ideas for the backyard garden this year is a fairy garden. She selected the boxed plants, sent away for the decorations, lovingly set it up off the back deck. My job is to admire the results of her work. I have yet to spot a visiting little person.