Category: Gardening

Disney Princesses in the Garden

At the end of my post about plant pet names, I mentioned that my little granddaughter had bested me in the creative-plant-nicknames department and promised to tell more. So, without further ado, here’s the story, morning-glory! 😊 Last month, my son texted me a photo of the lilies in his front-yard planting. Very impressive they…

Plant Pet Names

Do you ever name any of your garden plants? I don’t mean in the hybridizing or cultivar-name sense, but as a sort of nickname or shorthand, based on either a characteristic or the plant’s ‘official name.’ I never used to do this before this garden, but now find that at least a dozen of my…

‘A Good Doer’

Do you have certain plants that you would describe as being a ‘good doer’? In other words, any that surprise you by performing above and beyond what you had any right to expect. It turns out that I inherited one here at the Money Pit’s garden. It’s a white iris that was at the front…

2021 Money Pit Garden Awards

If movies, plays, and television shows can have their annual awards, why not our own gardens? In that vein, I’m inaugurating them here at the Money Pit, starting with this gardening year of 2021. And of course, just like in the awards shows, there is a ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ plant-obituary column for the year…

‘Your Services Are No Longer Required’

It’s amazing how one thing leads to another. Remember my brief mention of an overenthusiastic volunteer conifer, at the start of my Disappointing Surprise post? It’s been here for at least five years and only registered in my consciousness as That Volunteer Conifer. It turns out that the correct description was “volunteer male Juniperus virginiana,…