Spring in the ‘Hood – Episode 1

Mediocre spring haiku: Excavating weeds / from a mass of creeping phlox / cannot pull just one First burst of weeding this year: attempted to free the creeping phlox from a belligerent weed formation that threatened to overrun and sack the defensless perennial. Phlox blooms early, so I usually like to run my initial counterattack…

What’s blooming now? A quiz.

Have you been paying attention so far? If so, you might not exactly ace this quiz, but you probably won’t goose egg it, either. Here goes: take a look at the following ¬†perennials ¬†blooming in my back yard today and take a guess at what each one is. Extra credit if you know the scientific…