Hi all. I live in WESTERN Massachusetts, in the city of Springfield. I've lived in the same, now 90 year old house, for 28 years so it is a real familiar place. Recently I've become interested in perennials instead of trying to grow beans, strawberries, tomatoes, etc., for fun. I dug up an area that is about 10 x 10 feet and have planted bulbs and perennials there. Now I'm looking to find flowers
that bloom at all different seasons so that I can have constant color from April through October. I like whites to pinks and blues, NO heavy oranges or yellows in this garden. In the front of the house I have two beds that are filled with Lilly of the Valley, Violets, ferns, mints, wild bleeding hearts, many 5 foot tall Orange tiger lilies, and a host of other things that I've forgotton, a very wild mix to be sure, but it sure beats mowing! Most everywhere around the house and the garage, I've planted something. I desperately need organization in the garden.
I also collect vintage clothing and buttons in my spare time.
My husband and I are the happy parents of four grown children, the youngest just graduated from high school, has a job, turned 18, and still lives at home.
During the school year I teach 4th grade students in a Behavioral Special Education class. As you can see my life is far from bland.
Just today I noticed the white flies eating on the flower
stalks of the hosta. Oh those darn white flies. I've been spraying with Neem oil for a different problem so I was surprised to see the white flies, especially this early.
A neighbor has a nasty Catalpa tree
and it breeds and spreads the white flies. I don't remember ever seeing them this early in the summer. Ant suggestions???????
Bee safe and love one another.