"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


The days are glorious. It got to 84 degrees today and I seriously thought about turning on the air conditioner, but just kept the doors and windows open instead. 

Here is a tip for new gardeners out there - for what it's worth.  Some wild things need to stay wild.  Case in point, these woodland violets I transplanted a few years ago.  Though they have no scent, I thought they were pretty and put them around my goldfish pond.  They have taken over.  Spread everywhere; in cracks, beds, even around shrubs. Can't even kill them out.  That also happened with a wild rose that grows around here.  I transplanted one in my flower beds and they multiplied exponentially.  It took a few years to rid my flower beds of them.  

Stay wild and enjoy spring.  It's my favorite season.


A Brit in Tennessee said...

Yes, I agree, some things best left wild, I learned my lesson with Spider Wort, it grows everywhere !
You've got a list as long as your arm girl, good luck with getting it all ticked off.
Spring weather here at last....75 today !!

Sunday Taylor said...

I agree about spring, my favorite season!

donna baker said...

Big hug to you also Jo. I know, like moi, you are enjoying the coming growing season.

La Table De Nana said...

They do that here too:) Leave the wild in the wild..Now I know;)

We are way behind of course.