Monthly Archives: February 2013

Searching for Signs of Spring

Finally starting to see a little green and lots of brown as the snow shrinks and evaporates and melts. It always gives me so much hope – and then another storm usually comes along and dashes my hopes to bits! … Continue reading

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Catkins!

WOW! Just three days later and the catkins have popped open on the Fantail Pussy Willows! Talk about a spring rush!! Forsythia cannot be far behind!

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Fantailed Pussy Willows

I decided today was the day to trudge through the snow and cut some pussy willows to force indoors. I have two Fantail Pussy Willow bushes (Salix udensis ‘Sekka’ – Japanese Fantail or Dragon Willow) that I started from cuttings … Continue reading

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Ordering Seeds – and showing some restraint!

The seed catalogs get more beautiful and more tempting every year, but I have slowly developed a little more restraint than I used to have. A few years back I spent hours comparing and cross checking all the catalogs and … Continue reading

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