Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Beltway Blizzard

Our second snow of the season is Bigger and Badder than the last. This is not a mere "frosting" of snow, this snow is deep (2ft.) and heavy and just might stick around. Our driveway is impassable and we are stranded at home. Guess I'll have plenty of time to catch up on my favorite Gardening Blogs/Books/Magazines.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What's In Bloom?

My orchid collection is always growing, and I just couldn't resist the beautiful (though pricey) Cymbidium and precious pink Phalenopsis found at Home Depot over the weekend.

Adding to my indoor Bloom Fest, are 2 potted Amaryllis now in full bloom...

...and a set of African Violets.

The dark Winter days are so much more bearable when you've got gorgeous blooms and greenery to greet you every day. Thanks to May Dreams Gardens, I don't have to wait until May to get my Gardening Fix.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Seeing Red

Amaryllis Bulbs are amazing and magical. I potted these up after Thanksgiving, and it looks like I'll have plenty of bright red blooms to get me through the Holiday Season.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Snowy Day

The Mid-Atlantic winters are typically mild and rarely snowy, but today around mid-morning snow flurries began to fall, and by afternoon the landscape was blanketed in the softest freshest snow. It is all so beautiful, from the Japanese Maple and Harry Lauder's Walking stick out front, to the Camellia and Holly shrubs out back. My Woodland Wonderland has become a Winter Wonderland.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Washington Gardener Magazine

I'm the organizer of a local Garden Club, and last month some of us attended a talk by the Editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. Since I am always looking for ways to get my Gardening Fix, I decided to subscribe, and I loved the issue that arrived so much that I went ahead and ordered a dozen back issues. What a wonderful great local gardening source! The magazine is put together so extremely well and is a verifiable goldmine of useful information, with loads of ideas & tips all throughout. Best of all, the magazine is tailored precisely to a local audience of passionate gardeners like me. I am so happy to have discovered this gem, and look forward to expanding my gardening knowledge and know-how with the help of Washington Gardener.


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