I wrote about "tiny bulbs" in my column for today's New Jersey Herald. Please click on this link to find a gallery of 14 photos of a few of my favorites. Crocus sieberi 'Firefly' flowers a little later than the earliest C. tomasinianus in my garden. They grow amidst an established bed of leadwort--which is often mistakenly called plumbago. It's botanical name is one of those that make most people revert to using inaccurate common names: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
The forecast is for more snow but these little golden crocus promise that Spring is coming!
April 04, 2014
I don't know about you, but I comforted myself with yummy, hearty food during the cold, snowy winter. Now, I'm looking for lighter fare--but dishes that taste really good, too. These two soups are delicious, satisfying and easy on the waistline!
These sweet little flowers are the first to bloom in my garden--and in a few short years, they have formed delightful colonies all over my garden. Crocus may just be one of the most overlooked, inexpensive, carefree answers to everyone's spring fever. Click here to read more
If you love tender, sweet greens, eggs meat and cheese fresh from local farms and baked goods that are sometimes even better than what we can make at home you must--must--shop at the Newton Winter Farmers Market on Saturdays. Yes, you will spend a little more buying these fabulous goods, but it is so very worth it.
For one thing, the eggs, greens, cheeses, cookies, scones, stuffed breads, honey and jams are the finest quality. They come from this region--and are grown and produced by hardworking neighbors whose labors support our local economies. Did you know:
...Margaret Roach has written a wonderful book for gardeners!
“The garden's lessons are smart and scientific, but also sensual and spiritual; practical but also philosophical. It's what I call horticultural how-to and "woo-woo" and the "woo-woo" is really the best part of the harvest.” Margaret Roach