Large white peony bloom in my backyard garden

Garden Musings

Beauty Unveiled: The First Peony Bloom

Like many gardeners I know, I wait somewhat impatiently for the first peony bloom. There’s something magical about these blooms, which don’t last long but are so beautiful while they’re around.  Have you ever read anything written by Mary Oliver? When I can’t find the words, I’m bound to find a Mary Oliver poem that...
Monarch chrysalis

Garden Musings

September Buzz

Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.–Philip Larkin, British poet (1922–86) One word to describe September? Hot! And dry.Β  So, that’s three words. But it was hot and dry...