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 →

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 →

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 →

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