Abutilon ~ Flowering Maples

My first abutilon entered my life last summer and I am madly, desperately in love with it. I've fallen head over heels for its sisters and cousins, too. There are about 150 different kinds and (I hope my husband isn't reading this) I want them all. My first one is like the orange one here, … Continue reading Abutilon ~ Flowering Maples

Lunar Gardening Tips for April 1-7

Over winter, we can forget just how hard gardening is. Bending, squatting, pulling, hauling ~ it’s definitely a workout. My batwings are feeling stronger already.  My husband said that gardeners need winter training just like baseball players need spring training to get up to the task and back in shape. I have to agree with … Continue reading Lunar Gardening Tips for April 1-7


. It seems right to talk about clover on St. Patrick's Day. I know lots of people spend time trying to remove it from their yards and gardens, but I really like the little plants. I'm especially fond of the purple clover that springs up in my garden every year at this time. It was … Continue reading Clover