Everything’s Coming Up Lilies (and Daisies)
It’s July and the garden is bursting with bees and blossoms. Oh, and Japanese Beetles. I found a bunch of them copulating on the Virginia Creeper. I decided to keep a respectful distance, mostly because they can chew the virginia creeper to their little beetle-heart’s content. I did look at the hansa roses, though, and… Continue reading
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.