Phil or no Phil…

February 1, 2015

shadow or no shadow…the official first day of Spring is still the 20th of March. Mother Nature has her own schedule and if past Winters have taught us anything, there is no point in forcing the issue. You can, however use the next six weeks to get a jump on any new design plan , changes or additions you’ve been contemplating for your yard and garden. To soften Winters grip right now, arm yourself with a pair of pruners, head out and gather up an armful of Forsythia or Quince branches to force into bloom indoors.






Either Way

February 2, 2014

It doesn’t matter to me if the groundhog sees his shadow this morning or not. Either way I have my sights locked on March 15th as the beginning of my Spring garden clean-up. Until then I’ll be happy making sure my tools are in good order and that any new projects, additions and subtractions are being studied and fine tuned. Six weeks are plenty of time to pull a plan together…maybe  add a few surprises as well. I have just the spot for this heated concrete bench should Spring and Summer prove to be unseasonably chilly.







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