April showers have definitely brought May flowers, and also very fragrant and healthy herbs, such as this sampler of six varieties in my garden ... click on title for more
Tag: Cee’s FOTD
Earth Day – Going Underground
When looking at a well-established spring garden, the first new growth usually comes from plants such as crocuses, tulips, violets, and allium; all of them have buried or partially buried swollen parts, which serve as storage of nutrients while the plants are dormant. These swollen underground structures are generically called bulbs, but in fact, only some may be classified as such ... click on title for more
March 20, 2023 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. In my garden in Southern Ontario, there are a few splashes of green, mainly onions and daffodils, and indoors, my vegetable seeds are starting to sprout (photo: cucamelon sprout). I am joining Cee's Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge for March 20, [...]
Poinsettia – A Christmas Miracle?
The poinsettia plant (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is native to Mexico’s Central and Southern regions, where it was domesticated in pre-Hispanic times, often used to dye textiles and was treasured as a tribute to gods, such as Tonantzin (Our Lady, Our Mother). Last year around this time, I got a large pot with three poinsettias as a rebate at the supermarket, and they are still alive and well ... click on title for more