End of June Blooms

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”  -- Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden Step through the gate and into the secret garden... Linger as the colors and scent of June envelops you... "Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals

I've been trying to get better about growing more from seed and taking cuttings to expand my garden, rather than buying every plant that looks and sounds exciting to me.  My gardening habit has become quite expensive! Nevertheless, I've added or expanded a border every year since I started this garden in 2012 and that... Continue Reading →

Sunday Shots

"Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration." -Lou Erickson We're almost half way through the gardening season in North Country (already).  July is the month when I begin to feel a bit tired, and often a bit frustrated.  The freshness of June has passed, the days grow hot, the... Continue Reading →

Creating Wildlife Habitats

Regardless the size of your garden, you can create a series of habitats suitable for local wildlife.  To create such habitats, simply focus on the basics -- food, shelter and water.  While no one habitat will be suitable for every type of animals, it may suit the needs of several. For instance, the selection of certain bee-attracting... Continue Reading →

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