Planting Weekend

Traditionally, the last week in May, culminating with the 3-day Memorial weekend, is my prime planting time.  I usually take the entire week off from work and there is a huge push to get all new perennials, seedlings sown indoors, dahlia tubers, and all directly seeded veggies and annuals, such as zinnia, nasturtiums, and cosmos in... Continue Reading →

More Flowers

The crescendo is beginning to build.  The peonies are loaded with buds, the camassia just started to unfurl yesterday, many of the clematis are already 3-4' tall...in another couple of weeks, the June flowering will begin.  It's my favorite time in the garden. Lots of work to get done between now and then, if we... Continue Reading →

Walking around the garden

The rain had stopped by the time I arrived home after work.  I was happy to have the rain after a weekend of planting dahlias, containers, and seedlings in the vegetable garden (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and sweet peas).  It was a gentle, constant rain much of the day and the garden always benefits.    ... Continue Reading →

Weekend Wildlife

As spring continues to warm, breathing life into the foliage and blossoms, the birds and other wildlife are becoming more active around the house. We spotted two types of birds that we've never before seen on the property, the Eastern Kingbird and the Eastern Phoebe, and even saw a coyote trotting down the side of... Continue Reading →

What’s Blooming

As mentioned in my last post, I've been away for a couple of weeks.  The garden started to awaken in my absence (weeds included, of course, and I won't even discuss what the edges look like). Unfortunately, many of the borders are also under water thanks to the endless rain, but better rain than drought!... Continue Reading →

Back from Ireland

Apologies for the two week hiatus, but I was off enjoying my time in Ireland.  What a marvelous, magical country; if I didn't have dogs and farm animals to return to, I seriously would have considered staying there! We started our journey in Dublin and traveled clockwise around the island stopping in Enniskerry, the Wicklow Mountains,... Continue Reading →

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