04/21/14 12:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Galanthus, one of spring’s earliest blooming bulbs, has the common name ‘Snow Drops.’

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |
Galanthus, one of spring’s earliest blooming bulbs, has the common name ‘Snow Drops.’

The Island will soon be bathed from one end to the other in bright yellow, with daffodils and forsythia everywhere.

It’s already begun and soon we will be cheerful. So let’s try to have spring chores done ASAP. Then we can relax and enjoy the bloom and fill vases for every room in the house! (more…)

04/09/14 2:33pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?

The first thing we need is a sturdy wheelbarrow, and if it’s in a bright cheery color, so much the better. (more…)