A combination of time-crunch and my exceeding talent (?) for procrastination means my inbox is perpetually stuffed to the brim with e-mails (not chocolate, unfortunately – that would be SWEET!). Although I don’t always get around to reading everything as expeditiously as I would like, over the past few months I’ve been collecting links to some excellent “flowery” blog entries and articles that I thought I would share with you now. So grab some Christmas cookies and eggnog and enjoy!
- Read all about cattails and their fascinating uses at Garden’s Eye View.
- The chalara dieback of ash trees in Europe is the focus of this article in Veg Plotting.
- Take a look at the beautiful Sekkan Sugi Japanese Cedar, showcased by RainyLeaf.
- Check out how to force spring bulbs indoors at Growing Grace Farm. These are really timely tips – you can set this up now!
- The Sproutling Writes offers a HILARIOUS quiz – take it to find out what kind of gardener you are! (I’m a “Dreamer”!).
- Do you know what tonka beans are? (I didn’t!). Read about them and find a delicious recipe to use them in at Words and Herbs.
- Garden In a City’s humorous look at the difference between a drupe and a berry is spot-on! Don’t miss this one!
- Do you think garden centres and nurseries should offer guarantees on the plants they sell? Consider the perspectives at Whole Life Gardening.
- If you are planning to plant trees in the near future, read up on Kew’s Top Tips for Tree Care.
- Are you interested in growing sprouts? Try this method for starting rye sprouts from Addicted to Veggies.
- Some interesting tests are being conducted using corncob grit and compressed air as a “sandblasting” method of weed control – read about it here.
- I love the perfect geometric patterning of the flowers of Callicarpa pilossisima (beautyberries) – this is something you don’t see very often! Take a look at this UBC Botany Photo of the Day link.
- Flowery blurbs #15. (floweryprose.com)
- Drifting, dreaming. (anexerciseindiscipline.com)
Thanks for the recommended articles. I plan on reading a lot this Christmas break and will definitely check them out! I am always keen on learning something new when it comes to plants and gardening. ~ Thea
Hope you enjoy the articles! Have a very Merry Christmas! 🙂
Thanks for the tips (especially Garden’s Eye View and the Sproutling) and the link to my blog – and happy holidays!
Happy to mention your fantastic blog! Enjoy your Christmas vacation!
Some real treasures in that list Sheryl! Thanks for the mention too, and have a wonderful Christmas! 😀
You’re very welcome! Merry Christmas to you, enjoy the holiday season! 🙂
Wow Sheryl what a surprise to see my blog listed…thanks for the honor….I am among many wonderful bloggers and look forward to catching up on a few new ones!! Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas to you, too! I always love reading your blog, and that particular entry was especially fascinating for me – I just had to share it.
I’m already looking forward to spring…lol. have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year Sheryl!
Oh, I hear you about spring! 🙂 Have a very Merry Christmas!
It is tricky keeping up, there’s so many blogs I love to visit and Pinterest too…it’s easy to procrastinate.
I know! I’m terrible…and I can’t give anything up! 🙂
That joke with your write-up was quite cute and funny! Isn’t it the truth too, though?! Ha ha.
I know – I loved that! Sooooo true! 🙂
Hey 🙂 Thanks for linking to my Quiz. I’m glad you liked it.
You’re welcome! Your quiz is hilarious and fun…a must-share! 🙂
Hi! I’ve been reading your weblog for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent job!