Hi! I’m back!
I’ve now been blogging for two years, or rather for two growing seasons. I try my best to share gardening tips, lore and recipes all entwined with anecdotes about my life and family from May to September. Sometimes I run a bit late or go a few weeks longer, but my goal is to share during Wisconsin‘s growing season.
Looking back to last year’s posts I was struck with how little I talked about any immediate issues. Obviously last year the biggie in all the garden circles in my neighborhood was the drought. Who was coping and who wasn’t. Personally I lost four shrubs, a few heuchera and lots of grass. This spring is revealling how many of the drought stressed plants made it through winter.
I’d love to hear your stories about what you did to save your gardens last year and how you are rebuilding this year. In fact it would be a great kick-off if all my friends and family shared their flower and vegetable garden plans, woes and ideas.
To get my “green on,” I shopped the November 75% off sale and have been nurturing two evergreen shrubs in my basement to replace a few losses. I couldn’t decide which of the Ninebark shrubs I liked the best Coppertina, Amber Jubilee or Center Glow (finally chose a Center Glow from Menards). And I need to slit and patch seed several spots where the grass just isn’t going to come back.