Watercolor by Barbara Rosenzweig
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Bucks County, PA, is know for its scenic beauty and historic covered bridges. I just couldn't resist painting this bridge! Do you have covered bridges where you live?
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I absolutely love this season! With the perfect spring weather, it’s almost a pleasure to do the limited weeding that’s ahead. I say, “limited,” because with the strategy of NO MULCH, JUST GROUNDCOVER, I have very little weeding to do. By planting periwinkle (Vinca minor) in all of my garden beds, I’ve eliminated the mulching that I had been doing for over 30 years. All of my bulbs and perennials come up through it and the groundcover keeps in the moisture, preventing roots from drying out, even in the heat of summer. If you aren’t already doing this, you may want to give it a try – maybe only in a small portion of your garden, as a test patch.
Red with Yellow Tulips
Grape hyacinths, tulips, heuchera, roses and narcissus growing through the periwinkle.
Bleeding Hearts, violets, and other perennials among the periwinkle.
When the first daffodils appeared, I painted this little girl trying to decide which flower she would choose. She's reaching for one, but looking at another! I hope that you enjoy her, along with my "Yellow Daffodil" painting!
|"Girl with Daffodils" by Barbara Rosenzweig|
Garden Tips for this Month:
What are your favorite spring gardening tips?