February is typically the coldest and snowiest month in Maine, and it can easily seem like the longest month of the year. After an unusually warm January, I was feeling a bit complacent about this winter, but that changed with the arrival of February. 251 more words
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Having missed bloom day in December, I was determined to post in January. So here I am, better late than never.
This is the season when my garden is tucked in under a blanket of snow (it is snowing even as I write) and I rely on houseplants for my flower fix. 182 more words
Despite drought and some overnight temperatures in the thirties (F), there are still many flowers blooming in my garden. The sedums, of course, are autumn stalwarts, generally unfazed by drought or cold. 446 more words
August is a month when the garden can begin to look tired and bedraggled. That is especially true this year, when our drought conditions mean that foliage that would normally be green is shriveled and browning, some plants are splayed open at the center (as though trying to get as much moisture as possible into their crowns), and many flowering perennials are blooming sparsely or not at all. 400 more words