Moss!

Well, the january thaw finally arrived.  That means we were able to go out and pick a batch of MOSS.  Yeah!  We got as much as we could in between rain storms and got drenched in the process but, it was worth it.  It’s so fresh and beautiful this early in the season.

Tulip mania is alive and well

Here’s the tulip line-up for this spring:

bright parrot
bright parrot
beau monde
beau monde
virichic
virichic
orange emperor
orange emperor
temple of beauty
temple of beauty
mistress
mistress
sunlover
sunlover
menton
menton
red parrot
red parrot
maureen
maureen
queen of night
queen of night
dordogna
dordogna

is it spring yet?

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We’re back from vacation in Sunny Florida.  Wait, make that Freezing Florida.  I’m not kidding …. they broke all kinds of records while we were there.  It even snowed!  Thats just wrong.  We had a great time anyway, explored a lot and found all the botanical parks and outlet malls and Whole Foods Markets and even Ikea.  OK, so we did a lot of shopping.  I, for one, was happy not to be a grower down there.  They were really struggling trying to keep  crops alive.

Even though we have snow here, I’m happy to be home.  Right now I’m knee deep in seed catalogs.  If there’s anything you’d like to see this summer, now’s the time to let me know and I’ll do my best to grow it for you.

Some things I am trying are Icelandic Poppies and lots more  L.A. lilies.  Also, this year I was able to get those nice delphiniums we had in ’08 and I planted a whole row of blue as well.  For the fall season, I’m doing football mums, asters and yet more dahlias.

The list just keeps growing…..