Mid-August Assessment

"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn." --  Ralph Waldo Emerson I suppose it has been a short summer by most people's standards.  The... Continue Reading →

Some of the Many Birds at the “Farm”

Despite my love of plants, I never forget that a primary reason for expanding the garden is to entice and support more wildlife. As I've mentioned, our property consists of approximately 5 acres of yard, gardens, orchard and pasture with the remaining acreage (now 47 acres since selling off the back 80 acres to our... Continue Reading →

Sunday in the Garden

I was thinking about the writings of Aldo Leopold as I gardened today...I'll share some quotes, as well as some photos from the garden. “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with... Continue Reading →

Voyeurism?

It seemed so to me...but I couldn't resist posting this fabulous shot that Nora captured yesterday while walking in the woods...a private moment deep in the high grasses at the edge of the trail.

Sunday in the Garden

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives." -- Gertrude Jekyll This past Sunday was a nearly perfect day in the garden.  The sky was overcast, but the temperature was in the low 70s with negligible humidity;... Continue Reading →

My Top Ten July Plants

Okay, I'm not sure I can really limit it to ten, but I'll give it a shot.   Generally speaking, July is my 2nd least favorite month (with February at the top of the list).  In a "normal" summer (this summer has not been at all normal), July is hot, humid, dry, pest-ridden, and the... Continue Reading →

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