Honeyberries, Limes, and Other Experiments…

Nothing improves spirits on a rainy weekend like an email saying your spring nursery shipment is on its way. Rain, rain, go away. Come again after planting day. Well, the rain stopped late Monday, and my box of treasures arrived Wednesday. Take a look. I know I probably shouldn’t have ordered this many new plants,…

Asparagus, Part 3: Xmas Tree Farm

Gazing at my asparagus seedlings this morning, I realized that the last time I posted about them, they were just barely emerging from their seed coats. I was burying them in pots of dirt, worrying if I’d ever see or hear from them again. Well, I have–half of them, at least. 13 out of the…

First Spring Flower Tour

Our blog is primarily about providing fresh food for our family, but I think there’s a lot to be said for providing fresh flowers, too. Some flowers are edible–and I’m sure I’ll post about them this summer–but even those that shouldn’t be eaten provide another kind of nourishment: nourishment of the soul. And this is the time of year, after…

The Rush of Spring Planting

As you may have gathered from my “Digging in the Rain” post, I’m the sort of gardener who thrives under pressure. I love to feel that it’s do or die time, that things absolutely must get done today, or there’ll be no hope of a gardening tomorrow. Maybe this is partly because gardening is overall…