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Gardening Journals

  • Photo-upload-454877?1492733076
    21 Apr 2017
    Took a horribly blurry photo of the buds on the Prairie Blossoms down at the end of the garden bed, in front of that clematis I don’t know the name of – one of the red ones, I think. Took decent photos of the clematis growth starting ...

    Thimbleberry garden and Thimbleberry Front Door garden

  • Photo-upload-454735?1492322657
    16 Apr 2017
    Flowering, a pretty stripy red and white. Lovely, I have them on my kitchen windowsill. From a swap with Amarylis :))

    Amaryllis bulbs Flowering

    Overcast 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-454755?1492379225
    16 Apr 2017
    Another summer-like day in Chicago. Put on shorts (lo and behold, last year’s shorts still fit!) and changed out 3 window screens. I have the old-fashioned wooden ones that you have to switch completely twice a year, but now there are just 7...

    Tulips- mixed Blooming and The Breezeway garden

    Overcast 17°C / 63°F
  • Photo-upload-454757?1492380157
    16 Apr 2017
    I am not sure from my records whether I bought a crinum bulb in 2009 or 2004. Most likely c. 2004 as by 2009 I record it as having 4 or 5 bulbs. I have a nasty feeling that it has never been repotted in the 12 years I’ve had it, maybe it got...

    Crinum x powelli Repotted

    Scattered Clouds 14°C / 57°F
  • Photo-upload-454793?1492482489
    17 Apr 2017
    With all the snow gone from my garden (if not from the rest of the garden around the house), I can come in and out through the gate which is a pleasure as I usually stroll around the garden instead of making directly for the gate. Having said ther...

    Hellebore Amber Gem Blooming, Snow Crocus 'Ruby Giant' , Kaufmanniana Tulip Ancilla , S...

    Light Rain 6°C / 43°F
  • Photo-upload-454828?1492547728
    18 Apr 2017
    For the most part the heavy rain is decimating the crocuses too soon. In a burst of sun between showers the snow crocus Ruby Giant opened. I think the first of the species tulips are Waterlily but there might be Ancilla there too, the only differe...

    Kaufmanniana Tulip Waterlily Blooming, Iris histrioides Frank Elder Blooming, and Snow ...

    Rain Showers 10°C / 50°F
  • Photo-upload-454858?1492663026
    19 Apr 2017
    It would be nice to have more than one sunny day at a time, and a little less rain…

    Snowdrops Blooming, Puschkinia libanotica Blooming, Iris reticlate JS Dijt Blooming, 5....

    Overcast 14°C / 57°F
  • 17 Apr 2017
    It was more than twenty years ago that I encountered the amazing old china roses. Unfortunately, we departed. I thought I may never ever see them again because every fair from fair always declines………….. But, c’est la...

    Dawn & His China Roses garden

  • Photo-upload-454821?1492541814
    18 Apr 2017
    I work my tail off in the garden so I’ll have a pretty place to invite guests over, but I’m always so busy working in the garden, I never have time to invite anyone over. I also always feel like it’s so unfinished and not ready f...

    Partly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F