Apple Blossoms, Bluebells, and Dogwood’s First Bloom

There are leaves still on the ground from last Fall, the lawn’s overgrown, and our season’s first flowers (the daffodils and hyacinths) are spent. I guess we can’t be lazy gardeners anymore! Andrew and I spent the weekend raking up leftover leaves from our deck, transplanting some spinach from a deck container to a ground … More Apple Blossoms, Bluebells, and Dogwood’s First Bloom

Rawlings Conservatory Visit — Spring Flower Display

Two weeks ago, Andrew, his mom, and I had a chance to explore the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, catching the very last day of their 2018 Spring Flower display. It was Andrew’s and my first time to the conservatory (not counting a short visit to the grounds for a wedding … More Rawlings Conservatory Visit — Spring Flower Display

Columbine Flowers

Some couples have a song, some have a special date location, we have a flower. In honor of Andrew’s and my wedding anniversary this week, today I’m talking about beautiful Columbines (Aquilegia)! How We Fell in Love (with Columbines!) Our introduction to the flower was simple: a former teacher of Andrew’s shared photos of Columbine’s … More Columbine Flowers

Why I garden

April showers bring May flowers and I can’t wait to watch this year’s garden start to mature and produce crops. This weekend’s forecast for Baltimore is looking chilly (with lows in the low 40s!) so we’ll be bringing our lemon tree and other less hardy plants indoors. Today, I want to share some of my favorite … More Why I garden