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In praise of daffodils

The morning sun, yes, the sun, is rising through the Hope Bay Forest which comes almost right up to my front door. And there they are – in part of the large garden of perennials a strong, extraordinary woman planted many years ago with so much care and devotion – a “host of golden daffodils,” risen and now blooming. 172 more words

Hope Ness

Blossoms and Bees

April in Minnesota is an exciting month…and bee-zy as Scott’s been saying. As it awakens from winter’s sleep, it is unpredictable but lovely. With no freezing temperatures in the forecast, we had a surprise snowfall on the 28th that settled over the land. 611 more words

The last photos from yesterday’s walk at the Arboretum.

I’m looking forward to returning when the rose gardens are in bloom.

Enjoy your day!


Do you ever find life repeats itself?

I am busy right now potting up plants for people, germinating native plants, putting in Purple Passion Asparagus, Red Haven Peach, American Plum, Elderberry, Aronia Berries, Brazel Berry Blueberry, Triple Crown + Chester Blackberries, strawberries, Honey Berries, and Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry. 672 more words

Urban Potager

Gardens in early April

A couple of days ago I snapped some pictures of the little garden on the east of the car shed driveway. We created this garden by digging out the grass at the edge of the driveway and moving it to a pathway that we have been trying to get to grass over for years. 308 more words


Come Hellebores or High Water...

The day before we were blessed with these recent snowfalls, I was marvelling at how amazing it is that in spite of all this cold, the Hellebores still emerge triumphantly blooming even as the snow is barely receding around them.    538 more words


Spring is here, and so are the yellow blooms in my garden.

The color yellow seems to show much earlier than the other colors in the garden, like the first triumph of the season. 155 more words

Horticultural Therapy