Rain can’t totally dampen the bloom

We finally got a good downpour in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville recently. I wondered how the rose blooms would hold up. They took on a lot of moisture. They refused to bow.

What kind of tree is this?

My daily walk to the nearby Dunkin‘ Donuts brought me past a beautiful, flowering tree. In fact, there are two, side by side. Can anybody give me some help as to what type of tree I am passing?

Thanks for the color, May

On this last day of May, I once again salute the colors springing forth out of our little piece of earth in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. The backyard daisies look quite happy in this season’s spot. Great planning from my dear wife Karen, indeed.

Pushing them out fast and furious

You’d think our flower garden out back was mad because of the extended winter in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Once they came out, they did so with a fury. Even the lone red one on the left.

So plentiful, so powerful, so Rhododendron

They are everywhere I look, mid-June in Cape Cod. You cannot escape the Rhododendron. Left to their own accord, quite obviously, they grow large. Walking with my dear wife Karen and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, I snapped away with my iPhone 6s. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image…

A trio to fill in the gaps

Here are the three plants my dear wife Karen decided we’d take home from the Regional Market to help complete the first-growing-season stocking of our gardens of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. One is a perennial, the other two annuals. I’m a stay-with-us guy. Karen says we can always get more…

Shopping the Regional Market for flowers

We haven’t yet taken our spring trip to the Regional Market, my dear wife Karen reminded me. I agreed. And I knew what she wanted to spend our Saturday morning doing. Up and down the sheds we walked, searching for just the right ones. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an…

So many new plants to color A Bitty Better

My dear wife Karen’s weekly food run to the local supermarket got sidetracked. I’d had my suspicion as the clock ticked on, but the text I received from Ballantyne Gardens over on Hopkins Road cemented the deal. I admired the plant in the photo she sent over. Little did I know how much more there’d…

My daughter and George Three know what my wife loves

After our great Food Truck Festival afternoon on Mother’s Day, wonderful daughter Elisabeth and significant George Three had gifts from the car for my dear wife Karen. They beamed as the opening of the hatch of her Kia Soul revealed two awesome plants and a homemade wall-hanging. She said the red azalea screamed to her…