We’re well into spring in central North Carolina and, blessedly, are nearly done with pollen. Go, Mother Nature! We’ve got three new hives to get our garden underway, but I noticed last year those hard workers keep the flowers on point, too. Jenny’s irises started blooming over the weekend, and they are just beautiful.
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Dolly Sickles is an experienced gardener who’s been cultivating her green thumb for the last twenty-five years. She’s an avid practitioner of practical gardening learned through trial and error, and best practices gleaned from folks she meets in the community. She started writing about gardening in 2003 with a weekly column in The Apex Herald called The Optimistic Gardener, which ran until 2007. Her blog, Gardening Gloves, ran on WRAL.com from 2007 - 2009. Now that she's got time to focus on gardening again, she's restarting The Optimistic Gardener with The Chatham News & Record. She lives in Chatham County with her family, where she's also a novelist and an adjunct instructor in CCCC’s Creative Writing Program. View all posts by dollygardener