Spring is around the corner, if you do not consider it so then look at your maples either red’s or silvers the bids are ever so puffed up. A couple of warm days and the will be in bloom, which is enormous as the pollinators will have new source of food.
Just look at this picture and see the buds on this tree and the magnificent sunrise.
Hope all are having a nice spring!!!
Spring Is Coming 65 Days
On this cold January day we have only 65 Days left until spring arrives, are you ready? No one knows what is store for the next 65 days and neither does the ground hog that may or not see his shadow. The trees and bulbs are getting their necessary cold so that they can bloom. Put out plenty of bird seed so they can make it through the cold winter
©Ken Wilson Gardening Whisperer 2016
To my many friends ;
This is an ending picture of the year; it is tribute of lilacs of past spring and the consideration of next spring’s blossoms to come. I hope youall (southern term) have had a grand 2015 and will have an enormous 2016.
I hope 2016 will bring me time and energy to write more and take more incredible photos so I can share with my friends.
Once again have Happy 2016.
Full Cold Moon 2015
On the night of Christmas on a December that ends a very wet year, a Full Cold Moon will be shinning if the clouds will let it appear. This is a full moon that happens only on occasions, the last being in 1977. It will be at 99% both on night of Dec 24th and on 26Th. The fullest being on 25th at 6:11 am EST. just as it sets; this rare occasion will again appear in the skies in 2034. Continue reading
Rainbows are common but yet still are exciting to see. Rainbows are the sun passing through water crystals. When nature does not give you a full rainbow you must work with what you get.
© www.gardeningwhisperer.com 2015
Full Moons of July
Full Buck Moon and Blue Moon
We just finished the wettest month (June) ever in St. Louis. Going into the June we were behind the yearly average by 1.59 inches. June’s has an average rain fall of 3.83 inches; we received 10.51 inches thus we are a head of the year by 5.09 inches. The forecast for July is hot, hot, and hot so this may dry us out; I hope. The normal rain fall for July is 3.9 inches and the total for year is 39.79 leaving us with only more 15 inches left for a normal year.
July has two full moons; One, July1 which is called the Full Buck Moon and the other on July 31 is called the Blue Moon. Read why it called the dog days of summer and what is behind the names of the full moons on The Farmer’s Almanac; http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2013/07/15/julys-full-buck-moon/
Other tidbits the Japanese Beetles are back and misquotes if they are not here they are Continue reading
Full Moon III
April Pink Moon
From my Front Yard
Yes, once again there is a full moon upon us on April 4th. Besides there being a full moon there will also be an eclipse starting at 6:15 and by 6:33 CDT the moon will be 70% covered in Chicago. One of the several names for this moon is the Pink Moon. It is because of pink Phlox or ground Phlox which is native and blooms for a long time in the spring. Best days to go fishing are the 5th, 6th and 7th April.
Go to this link and read the full story.
Full Worn Moon
This Month’s “Tonight to be exact” is a Full Moon. It has several names and The Farmers Almanac has a great article on them. http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2013/03/26/march-full-worm-moon/
Go and read the article.
The moon and the full moon have always been connected to gardening and planting. I have always been interested in how it affects planting. I will discuss more in later.
©Ken Wilson the Gardening Whisperer LLc 2015
GROUND HOG DAY
Well the first month of the year is over, and as winters from the past it was not unpleasant. The perception was down from the average but in this winter in Missouri we received one (1”) inch we will be thankful. Like a lot of times Mother Nature comes back on the first day of February we have already gotten one half of an inch (.5”).
Today is what my father called a great holiday. No it is not really a holiday but he would talk about as he felt it was the coming of spring. He also knew he would have to start plowing to get the garden ready for the rest of us to plant. There is a great article in the ‘Farmers Almanac’ telling how any why ‘Ground Hog’ Day came about. Continue reading