Welcome to the Weekly Dispatch from the Landscape Writer in the Garden
|Hiya Gardening Friends,
This week has been busy, but I’m dreaming about getting out into the garden soon. Spring arrives on Monday, March 20, 2023!
Are you as excited as I am?
Two Gardening Articles for Inspiration
Do you love digging in the dirt?
Are you ready to buy seeds and young plants to get started in the garden?
If you love vegetable gardening, here’s an article on the 5 best mulches for a vegetable garden.
Did you forget to divide your perennials last fall? No worries! You can now split your perennials this spring. Read this Home, Garden, and Homestead article on how to divide your perennials.
I hope to send a weekly dispatch to all my gardening friends. I still need a newsletter sign-up and a free gift for everyone who wants to subscribe.
In the meantime, keep an eye out on this website to see new information for The Landscape Writer in the Garden!
Pictures Worth Thousands of Words
My Crocuses are Blooming. It seems that February and March traded places this winter. February was very mild, and I had my flowering bulbs waking up early. Then March arrived setting these bloomers back a little bit. Lenten RosesOne of my garden writer friends has been showing her Hellebore plants blooming about 3-4 weeks ago. This is my first year with Lenten Roses (Hellebore). They’re supposed to bloom in late winter/early spring. I think this one will bloom in March or early April. Swamp milkweed is a favorite for monarch butterflies. If you want to help this butterfly species, grow swamp milkweed. You can buy it online or at your garden center.
I planted mine from pods I found along a country road. The silky seeds land in weird places, such as in my yard. But you can tame the plants and watch for monarch caterpillars to start chewing and crystalizing!
Do you feel awe when you’re out in the garden?
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