dancing poppies

When Carolee from herbalblessingsblog mentioned back in winter that you could sprinkle poppy seeds on cold frozen ground, I decided to try it.  In March, I bought a packet of seeds called Poppy Corn ‘Shirley Single Blend’ and threw them on top of the frozen dirt of a raised bed and waited to see what would happen. To my amazement, some time in April, they sprouted . … Continue reading dancing poppies

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet was fashioned around some shrub roses that are blooming in my yard.  Though roses never seem to do well for me, these sweet roses never fail to produce sweet clusters of blooms off and on all summer.  I no longer know their name, as they were a long-ago, end of the season purchase from the grocery store at only $3 a bush. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is, of course, peonies.  What else is more magnificent at this time of year than peonies? I have a love/dislike relationship with peonies.  What I mean is, what’s not to love?  They are the essence of beauty. But, on the other hand, I have little patience with flowers that cannot hold themselves upright, even with support. And, I think the other biggest … Continue reading this week’s bouquet