Top Ten Plants for September

Thanks again to Chloris at the Blooming Garden for hosting the "Top Ten" again this month.  Below are my top ten (in no particular order really) from the mid-September garden.  I'll try to throw in a few non-Dahlias, but it's really difficult - they're such attention getters!  Enjoy, and don't forget to stop by The... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse…

of Autumn can be spotted in the trees.  Certainly not in the temperature!  It's been in the 80s with no rain heading into week 2.  This is usually my busiest divide and re-lo time in the garden, but I hate to do so when it's this warm and dry. So, I held off doing any... Continue Reading →

The Farm

"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm.  One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other is supposing that heat comes from the furnace."  - Aldo Leopold I believe farming is coded into my DNA.  My great-grandparents were dairy farmers, and I spent many happy days... Continue Reading →

My Top Ten August Plants

In keeping with the meme hosted by Chloris at The Blooming Garden, below are my top ten plants in the garden during the month of August. Thankfully I thought to snap some shots this morning before work.  We've had a series of gnarly thunderstorms with high winds rolling through since 3pm or so, flattening much... Continue Reading →

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 →

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