Let’s kick this new garden year off by getting more of something while giving part of it away.
When I root cuttings of favorite old shrubs, throw wildflower seeds out my truck window, or dig up daylilies and iris and split them into smaller plants, I end up with more than I started with, usually with leftovers to share.
Time to ‘fess up about 2018’s garden foibles and failures. I’ve had ‘em.
Some garden experts opine that it’s best to always be positive. But as much as I’d like to gloss over how gardening isn’t always rosy, I’d rather maintain credibility with folks who know better. So here are some highlights of the low points.
Every fall most gardeners feel little pangs of guilt over how they handle garden debris, knowing full well most can be mowed, mulched or composted and added back to the garden to improve soil and recycle nutrients.
Goldenrod is getting cranked up, and people are starting to sneeze…but blaming the wrong culprits.
I totally get the allergy woes; what people mistakenly think is my cheeriness is actually the antihistamines kicking in. But lots of folks lay fault on the first thing we see, and unfairly malign beautiful but benign wildflowers.