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About obsessivecompulsivegardening

I have a hobby that is simply out of control, but the rewards are so great. Join me in my obsession. Thanks for looking, and enjoy!!!

The Lone Tulip

Tulips are such a wonderful spring flower. I will plant groupings of 7 or more in the fall and then they give a fabulous display the following spring, and that is about it. If I am lucky, they may last … Continue reading

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Magical Muscari

Muscari, also commonly known as blue grape hyacinths, are a magical spring bloom.  The one above is Ocean Magic. Many gardeners are not so fond of them, as they are often known as an invasive flower.   Truth is, one variety of … Continue reading

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Days of Grace

Graceful Tahiti Daffodils A multi bloom Tazetta Daffodil. This is Avalanche. It has proven to be a good forcer and it has grown well planted in the garden. It is also fragrant. I often plant bulbs after they have been … Continue reading

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That Thing About Daffodils.

Daffodils are truly the very soul of spring. They have always been a favorite Not sure what that first daffodil is, but it is a split cup. This is Fellow’s Favorite. A local connection here as Fellow’s refers to Fellow’s … Continue reading

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Windy Day

It looks great, and it was warm, but the wind got to be too much. Guess that is what we expect in March, kite flying weather, too bad I didn’t have a kite. More daffodils are opening every day. Above … Continue reading

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Spring 2020

I have no reason to not update this website. No work, warmer weather, just an overload of time on my hands. Time I didn’t want. Not sick and I don’t know anyone who is sick, so I am certainly grateful … Continue reading

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July Joy

July is just the best month of the year. So much joy to experience after all the rain. I am thankful that I did not experience any flooding. The lake I live on has a spillway, and although the water … Continue reading

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Here We Grow Again.

Finally, it is spring.  The growing has started and it is so exciting to see all the new growth.  The early flowering has been just superb.  I heard that due to our cooler month of March, the flowering trees held … Continue reading

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Shadows

So did he see his shadow today?  I guess not.  So that means an early spring.  I want to believe that.  I read somewhere that poor Punxsutawney Phil is most often wrong with his predictions.  I so want him to … Continue reading

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Dearest Bowie

It is with great sadness that I must write that Bowie did pass away.  It was two summers ago.     I was so sad and still feel sad.  I just could not bring myself to write about this let alone look … Continue reading

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