Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Footsteps Into Spring


It was a lovely weekend with temps in the upper 60’s and lots of sunshine, perfect weather for coaxing early bloomers.

The Muscari below will soon be yanked out in perhaps a vain attempt to discourage it and the Bethlehem Stars that always seem to find their ways into every garden. But the hellebores are a welcomed presence and they are looking very healthy.

The new brick pathways in the Secret Garden held up well during the winter.  I need to add more paving sand and bring in more edging rocks, but as soon as the soil warms up, I will start to put some edging plants in along its borders.

The old magnolia in the front is starting to show a little color.  I was in New York last week and all the magnolias in Central Park were blooming.  Lovely!

Stray Muscari next to the driveway
Looking east in the Secret Garden



About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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