Marty's Garden, April 2015
April; so eagerly awaited and seemingly over in the blink of an eye. Every year it happens to me. I wait, somewhat impatiently, for color to arrive. There are the crocuses, the daffodils, tulips and some other “minor” bulbs. Then the trees get in on the act and the world erupts in every conceivable color.
Marty's Garden, December 2015
December, you would think it would be cold. Surprise, temperatures are still in the fifties and sixties and this weekend we might make it to seventy!
Marty's Garden, February 2015
February, the shortest month of year, is dragging. Just about each weekend we are hit with snow or ice and the resulting clean-up is either easy with fluffy snow or hard with heavy, wet snow.
Marty's Garden, January 2015
It’s January. It’s cold. What would you except; it’s winter. I bundle up before going to work and shed excess garments back at my desk. The wait is on for that gradual warm up, which never arrives early enough, and the very first (late winter or) spring flowers. In the meantime I try to entertain myself at home.
Marty's Garden, July 27th, 2015
The Japanese beetles arrived last month in fairly large numbers and they are devouring their favorite foods; rose petals, the flowers of the rose of Sharon (which is not a rose) grapevine leaves or some of their preferred trees; willows (Salix), cherry plum trees (Prunus cerasifera) or corkscrew hazelnut shrubs to name just a few.