Hello, Rose of Sharon (and more)

My dear wife Karen’s careful clipping up front at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville has paid off again this month of August. She asked if I’d looked closely at the tallest of our front yard garden plants last weekend. The Rose of Sharon had bloomed, big and bright. I had to…

Daisies come up big time

The daisies my dear wife Karen put in the front yard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville are having a whopper of a season. When they’re not in bloom, I worry that the mail carrier will stomp on them. But they look marvelous from every angle.

New things are blooming up front

A tall, scraggly bush has coaxed some cuss words out of my dear wife Karen and I since we moved into A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville last October. We never thought it would amount to much. But instead of digging it out or cutting it down, we trimmed, pruned and hoped.…

Coming up red and yellow

The reds and the yellows look quite nice sharing space in the hourglass garden in the front yard of our beloved Little Bitty in the Syracuse City neighborhood of Syracuse. And the red bush in the corner of the back porch is springing up rather nicely, too, despite the attention that spot gets from Ellie…

Peony gone, roses step in

The peony season indeed went fast in front of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Syracuse. When I got home from the board of trustees meeting at the Liverpool Public Library on Wednesday night, my dear wife Karen had even picked up all the fallen blossoms from our lawn. Two weeks, not…

Peony couplets

When I came home to the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighbor of Eastwood after a good day at the Liverpool Public Library Tuesday, two of our powerful peony flowers had deemed it time to pop into existence. It was a powerful sight to welcome me around 4:30 p.m. When I pulled the Chevy…