Garden

  • So there I am, my friend has asked me about his honeysuckle that has three live leaves. It was planted six inches from the wall of his house probably 30 years ago by a former owner. It needs to go. Now. I suggest this. Emphatically. I can read his face — who couldn’t? He does not want to cut it ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:13pm
  • The iris setosa (our native iris) thrives in a very boggy area of the garden. There are even marsh marigolds tucked in among them. Whenever I am mucking around in there I think back to the adult mink that paid a visit to our garden six years ago, and I start to wonder if it, or a relative, is lurkin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:29pm
  • It is a tad difficult to be upbeat when the majority of the plants in my perennial beds are dead. I will consider this an opportunity. A chance to correct some irksome mistakes. A chance to simplify.  Those gorgeous Black Knight Pacific Giant delphiniums that have been thriving along the railin...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:57pm
  • The seedlings have been lingering in the greenhouse longer than intended. Gee, I wonder why ... They are close to root bound and need more space. My Internet connection to Yahoo Weather is overheating (I’m glad something is) and the tentative forecast is for overcast/rain/warmer, just exactly what...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:42pm
  • It is cold. Really cold. So as I bundled up and reminded myself that I do indeed live at latitude 59 degrees north and that I have done so for 41 years by choice. Hence, I should not be surprised, or discouraged, or disappointed, or jealous of those gardeners who do not call the Last Frontier home. ...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:27pm
  • "April is the cruellest month ..." –— T.S.Eliot And here we are enduring a very nasty April indeed. We have been given mostly snow today. Not bad, better than ice. I need you to be thinking about trees and shrubs. About planting them to soften your landscape; to add dimension and interest; to ma...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:26pm
  • Editor’s Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.  ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:08pm
  • Editor’s Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.  ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:25am
  • (Editor's Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.) Have you been thinking about planting a garden but don't get ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:39pm

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