Only A Memory

One of the trees in our front yard was surrounded with beautifully blooming tulips last week, similar to the ones pictured above. Their beauty brightened my day, adding a much needed bright spot as I left to take George and Drake to school.  What a display of color! “I’m so glad I saved the bulbs…

Clematis

dd To say this clematis is an active grower would be an understatement.  Every year I cut it back aggressively, and every year it come back, plus more. I no longer worry about being careful in trimming during the summers.  It gets trimmed when and where needed.  This is not necessarily a delicate plant. While…

Propagating Poppy Seeds

We have had a late Spring here, which means that some activities that should have been done last month are finding themselves being done now.  One of these activities is collecting seeds to be used next year or to share with others. The picture above is of a poppy.  The previous owners planted this beautiful flower, which…