This past week has been very warm with a number of days going over eighty degrees which has caused many plants to leaf out and bloom earlier than usual. Today was much cooler which will slow things down. This year I broke down and had two truckloads of compost delivered.(Almost as good as getting plants in the mail). The soil here is very sandy and needs all the help I can give it. I read somewhere that die hard gardeners always have piles of something in their driveways. It will have be gone by June when the garden goes on tour to help raise money for a local museum.
I am a garden designer and plant collector living in upstate New York with my wife Kathy. Last year we gave up a twenty year garden and moved to be close to our Grandson. We are starting a new adventure and new gardens. My specialty is shade plants.