Tag: Bulbs

Adding Seasonal Interest to Older Gardens

Adding Seasonal Interest to Older Gardens

Maintaining continued interest in a mature garden can be a difficult task, and one that requires evoking new ideas of being creative. Last year I visited Chanticleer, one of the most creative and spellbinding gardens in the country. Inspired and talented staff are constantly implementing […]

Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs

Narcissus ‘Hawera’ This past Fall we forced  bulbs in plastic pots by burying them  in a leaf covered trench — (see blog post “Fall Happenings at Sleepy Cat Farm”). Here are some of the results: Narcissus ‘Hawera’, a wonderfully fragrant and bright, greenish yellow miniature […]

What to do in Winter

What to do in Winter

People often ask me, “what do you do in the winter”? Honestly, in our climate one can normally proceed with garden activities throughout the month of December: invasive plant removals, planting, mulching, cleanup, even lawn installations.  My neighbor installed a sod lawn in January. I […]

Fall Happenings at Sleepy Cat Farm

Fall Happenings at Sleepy Cat Farm

It has been a spectacular Fall this year – not so much referring to the Fall color display, but rather the weather being so mild for so long. We finally had our first killing frost on November 10th, almost a month later than the average […]