"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau I'm as guilty as the next person when it comes to an utter inability to slow down -- to stop running from one thing to another, to stop the to-do lists from churning through my mind -- to just slow... Continue Reading →
The temperature has finally cooled enough, and the humidity subsided, to where I can once again tolerate working outside in the garden. The last couple of nights have dropped into the 40s and the days have hovered in the mid-70s. It's been blissful. Since we're also in the midst of a long weekend, I've taken advantage... Continue Reading →
The gardens look tired in late July; tattered from the relentless Japanese beetle attacks and this season, from the lack of rain. The June blooms are spent and have been removed. Some of the perennials, such as the catmint, Lady's Mantle, dianthus and hardy geraniums will bloom again in August - although much less showy than in... Continue Reading →
Nora is a huge fan of shockingly vibrant colors, while I prefer much of my garden to be a tad more muted -- predominantly green with mixes of soft purples, pinks, yellows, and whites with the occasional splash of red or bright yellow. I want to feel relaxed in my garden, not shouted at... When... Continue Reading →
Finally, we're getting some much needed rain today. It began in the early morning hours and has continued, often heavily, throughout the day. We should get 1-2" out of this series of storms. We had a brief interlude between showers, so I ran outside and snapped some photos of the flower gardens. Just in time it... Continue Reading →
"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 →
Many of the roses have started to bloom in the garden, including several of this year's new additions.
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow