Category: Gardening

Catching Up with the Baby Tree Peonies

It’s been more than a year since I last reported on my seed-grown baby tree peonies that made their surprise appearance in May 2017 …. shame on me, and I am appropriately red-faced! My “helicopter Peony Mom” post was uploaded a month later, and followed up with a mini-drama during the ensuing winter (February 2018.)…

I Just Canna’ Grow Cannas

I have now officially added cannas to my list of Plants That Will Never Grow For Me Anywhere.  This is the third garden at which I’ve tried them with either zero or pathetically minimal success, but I do wish I could figure out what I’ve been doing wrong. I’m in Zone 7 (either a or…

An Unexpected New Container Species

While engrossed in the first phase of my autumn yard cleanup today, I was surprised by the sudden appearance of a ‘volunteer’ new container species. Although I had previously seen it on the property recently, this was the first time it has seeded itself in this particular location. I immediately recognized it as Felinus sheldonii…