Author Archives: thedawngardener

Spring Cleaning

This is more a wildlife post than a gardening post, but as it happened in the new pond, and the pond is really the centerpiece of the garden, I am blogging this event on this site.  Also, I have so … Continue reading

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Weather Watcher

All year long I keep tabs on the weather.  I check the forecast, usually on multiple sites on the internet, both morning and evening.  If something bad looks like it is brewing (bad for me are temperatures below 30 degrees … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Well, here it is.  We have finally hit bottom in the race towards darkness.  All the whooshing sounds as the light has been sucked out of our hemisphere and into the other one have stopped.  It is quiet now, while … Continue reading

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I’ve Lost That Gardenin’ Feelin’

I wanted to be a gardener for so many years.  However, I was thwarted by different circumstances: being a renter, poor soil, babies and toddlers, moving around a LOT, lack of time, lack of money, lack of energy, illness.  Then, … Continue reading

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Plant Sale

Dig. Pot. Label. Dig. Pot. Label. Dig. Pot. Label.  Multiply by infinity.  In the snow.  In the rain.  In the wind.  Put sun plants in the sun (what sun?).  Put shade plants in the shade: anywhere is fine!  Oh, no, … Continue reading

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April 6, 2011

Ahhhhhhh…Spring!

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Fizzy Heart

When I was in my teens and early twenties I would usually awaken in the morning literally trembling with excitement at all the glories that the unfolding day might bring.  At that age everything seems possible, even when it is … Continue reading

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