Category Archives: March Gardening

Spring comes again

Notwithstanding the snow and the icy wind yesterday at the baseball scrimmage game, where we shivered under blankets and sipped hot chocolate, spring has definitely broken. It has come around again, with all its hope and newness. Today was vibrantly … Continue reading

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Garden Notebook: March 14

Two new historic figures have come home to live with me: Queen Elizabeth and Ingrid Bergman. Pink and red roses, respectively. Last year my elderly neighbor, whose name is Liz, brought me a body bag Queen Elizabeth rose from a … Continue reading

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Garden Notebook–March 13

Checking my previous notebooks, I see that I had aphids on the roses by this time in previous years. No aphids yet, and lots of beautiful new growth on the roses that the aphids generally love. Well…that is fine by … Continue reading

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Front rose bed

I finished up a small rose bed in the front yard, between our house and our neighbors’ house. It will be fun to show a picture later in the season – with any luck, these will grow! It’s always astonishing … Continue reading

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Bare root roses arrived in mail!

In the rose growing world there is some snooty terminology that you want to learn right away. Those bareroot roses that they have stacked outside Kroger right now? Those are known as “body bags”. You don’t want to stake your … Continue reading

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