“The Amen of nature is always a flower.” So wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You have questions—well, look no further. The plant kingdom authority has answers!
Gardening in triple digit weather has its challenges in our Bakersfield gardens. Mrs. P thinks we should narrow our focus during dare we say it, warmish days, and, as they say, “Keep the Mission Small.” Plant zinnias!
Did you know that May is National Salad Month? Seriously? Who designates these little-known holidays?
How do you celebrate National Start Planting Radish Seeds Day? That’s not to like about early spring in Bakersfield? There’s Chinese New Year (it’s the Year of the Monkey), Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day (also National Gumdrop Day), National Tooth Fairy Day, followed up by Dentist’s Day. Right around the corner comes St. Patrick’s Day, National Goof-Off Day (March 22), and Easter Sunday. Whew! That’s a lot of holidays!
What do you see when you peek outside at your garden on a gloomy, cold day? Mrs. P sees Patsy Cline singing, “You don’t loooovvve me anymore.”
Well, after all the inside activities of the Christmas holidays are over, what can I say to Patsy except, “I’m soooooorrry, so sooooorrrry, please accept my apologies.”