My Favorite Season

After a fake-out warm spell that was followed by seeming weeks of cold and wet, I’m finally seeing signs of spring as I walk around the neighborhood. Forsythia’s bright yellow is flaring here and there. In my yard, birds are clustered around the feeders, chowing down with intent in preparation for mating and nesting. The Read More …

Indoor garden

Warning: nothing but flowers ahead. I’ve never had much luck with indoor flowering plants. Green plants, no problem–philodendrons, palms, schefflera. Anything that wasn’t all green leaves, nope. My luck may have changed this year. All three African violets are blooming, including the one that almost died in the spring due to, I think, overwatering.   Read More …