Apr 28, 2007 | 6:55 PM PST
My Polish Spirit clematis is sending up new shoots from the ground. We've had some rain and a few warmish days and the darn thing is starting to grow, thank God. I've been wracking my brain(ouch) for something to plant in it's place. Now I won't have to do that anymore. I cut down all the old growth, even the vines that had shoots on them. I'll let it start fresh this year. I did notice my trellis is starting to rot. It's been there for awhile so no surprise there. Good old zip ties will hold her for another year. nbsp;
Apr 22, 2007 | 1:15 PM PST
Took me two days but the worst is over. Now everything looks so nekkid and man, am i sore. I'm holding my breath for my clematis. I've got a Polish Spirit that I've had for yeeears. It's certainly time for it to be pruned but I only see one budding leaf cluster on some older upper growth. I sure hope it's not pooping out on me.:( i'll give it another week and see what happens.
Apr 8, 2007 | 9:44 AM PST
We've had the weirdest weather. The weathermen say we haven't had a white Easter since 1904 and NEVER have we had these snow totals at this time of year. What could possibly be next? The gardeners and fruit growers in southern Michigan are losing plants and crops right and left. I can hardly wait to see what summer brings to the garden.