I don't know anyone who says they like this plant. We all call it a weed, and doggedly work to eradicate it from our yards. That has been one of my occupations of late, and I find there is something of an art to ridding the garden of Cirsium arvense, as horticultural Latin nomenclature labels it. What makes Cirsium arvense so difficult- that it tempts even a saint to utter unrepeatable words? … [Read more...] about Canadian Thistles, Are They The Bane Of Your Garden?
“Every clod feels a stir of might, An instinct within it which reaches and towers.” -James Russell Lowell Out and about in the garden, and things, though late, and a little worse for wear with the late frosty weather, are popping. The winter honeysuckle finally put out some bloom, and the quince is flowering now, though deep in the bush or on low lying branches -which is usual after the kind … [Read more...] about Spring is Springing Here