This is a revival of a previous post, in which my insensitivity and delusions of grandeur led me to title it and write the first paragraph in a thoroughly thoughtless way. To those I hurt, I apologize. It was in no way meant to do that, but I accept responsibility and will, in the future, THINK, before I write. I guess we have been lucky … Continue reading Curious diseases and loss of plants
It looks like we have a Sawfly infestation on some of our trees and shrubs. My wife noticed them and sent me a photo. These happen to be on a Gold Coin Scots Pine we got last year and have in a pot. I was planning on stylizing it more like a Bonsai. It took a slight hit this winter, being its first in the … Continue reading Sawfly, don’t bother me.
Now, I don’t know everything. And while my wife would say I know nothing, I do know about some things. And those some things is what I can impart to others in the form of advice and my advice is formulated out of common sense and trial and error. Got it? Good. How to make flower beds It’s a general term, that most probably has different names depending on where you … Continue reading Step by step. How to make flower beds.
This is a reboot of an older blog post. My computer has seen fit to take a deep dive and we are waiting on parts. Please reread as it could save your life. One Sunday in June of 2012, I thought I had gotten the flu. All the symptoms were there. Body aches, fever, chills. I waited it out a couple of days and it … Continue reading The growing epidemic of Lyme Disease
We had dried out a couple of days and then got pummeled by more heavy downpours, so I have not been able to get into the garden much. I’m just going to post some photos I took yesterday. I’ll be working on a lot of projects over then next few days. Enjoy! Copyright 2018 Michael Roseberry. Photos taken with Nikon D3300. Continue reading Scenes from around the garden
My last post was on the gloriousness of rain. At that time, we were in the midst of some nice rain which lasted for 4 days or so, off and on, and lots of it. Then, this past Tuesday we had a huge gully washer in the evening, the likes of which my yard nor I have seen perhaps ever. All in all, Central Virginia got nearly 10.5″ (26.67cm) during … Continue reading After the rains.
It’s been quite dry here lately. Our built-in gauge being the area over the septic tank showing us browning grass alerts us as to the severity of said drought. For the last week we have been at DEFCON 4, or our version WETCON (WATering readiness CONdition). I had managed to get my Vandas out into the trees and my Ficus bonsai into their summer positions, but we are considering moving the location of the houseplant summer venue in the yard, so … Continue reading Water. The glorious elixir of life.
I’m just coming off a 4-day weekend. I worked hard and long to get those days and was looking forward to them. Just how much, I would find out. There were definite things that needed to be done in the garden. There was a sale at one of our favorite nurseries. I wanted to sit on my porch and have a cup of … Continue reading Time to get started…
The tulip. Most know this one flower just by sight, even if they don’t garden. Known the world over, there are a few things you probably didn’t know about the mighty tulip. One of the first harbingers of Spring, Tulips have a short visible life but can live for many years in the right conditions, giving us the pleasure of its many varieties, colors, and textures. … Continue reading Tulip Mania! 5 things you might not know about the Tulip
If you love tulips, then check back in a few days. I will talk about this favorite flower the world over and have lots of photos! Copyright 2018 Michael Roseberry. Photos taken with Nikon D3300. Continue reading Tulip teaser