March 22, 2011

Hi folks -

Crocus Pocus
- Guess whose Crocuses are blooming. Yes. The purple and yellow darlings are on their way. It helps to have them close to the house, facing east.

Batman and Robin
-Super gardeners and WJOY showmen Charlie Nardozzi and Len Perry teaming up for a tour of Vermont gardens and nurseries in July. Some of the places visited will be the Rockefeller gardens in Woodstock, Hayward Gardens in Putney, and Walker Farms in Dummerston. Here's a link from Perry's Perennials.

Get Crabby
If you have crabapple trees, now is the time to prune 'em. If you can get through the snow, that is.

MARCH 3, 2011

Hi folks -

It's a sure sign of spring when you turn on WJOY  in March and hear Charlie and Ginny talking "In the Garden".
Yup, their first show of 2011 was this morn, and they mentioned various flower shows, seed starting (get your onions going!), new varieties and a few other things. Charlie was also told that he needs singing lessons from Stan the Cabbie. Good stuff. Catch the replay Saturday at 10 a.m.

Heard some grumbling about the 15 dollar admission charge at the upcoming Vermont Flower show.
It'll cost a family of four about 36 bucks just to get in the door. Wow! Hope it's worth it.
Essex Junction squirrel enjoying cookie
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