Signs of Spring
THIS spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame–filled bushes
The Enkindled Spring by D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)
Dear Gardening Friend,
February is one of those 'tween months for me. It is not yet spring, but I am so weary of cold weather that I want to believe that spring is just around the corner. The occasional warm day makes it even worse. On these days I find myself walking through the garden desperately looking for any sign of spring.
Take a look in this week’s Journal.
|This Week's Features|
Plant Profile: Van Houtte Spirea
This deciduous shrub produces sprays of frothy white blooms on gracefully arching stems. One of the first shrubs to flower in spring, it's an excellent choice for a deciduous hedge or as a focal point in a mixed border.
Steak and Potato Pasty Pies
Try this recipe for traditional steak and potato pasty pies in miniature size that can be gobbled down in two or three bites.
Allen's Mailbox: Pruning Roses
I planted two climbing roses last summer, and not sure if I should cut them back, and if so when? Thank you for any information you can provide.
Video: Winter Shrubs
In this video tip learn about some old–fashioned shrubs that dare to bloom during the late winter months.