Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – May 2017

Quite a few changes in the garden between the time I left on vacation the 3rd week in April and yesterday.  We had torrential rains while I was away, leaving many of the borders and much of the lawn under inches of water.  We had a fairly rainy weekend as well, but softer showers which... Continue Reading →

Garden update

As usual, it's not been a stellar start to March.  The month arrived with its typical, unpleasant  fervor.  Cold temperatures -- in the negatives yesterday with wind chill and a toasty -2 this morning on wake-up -- with some snow showers off and on over the past couple of days.  Looks like were heading for... Continue Reading →

The “Three Sisters”

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.  -  Jonathan... Continue Reading →

Early Spring

It is still early spring here in the North.  I need to keep reminding myself of this fact.  We've had some gorgeously warm days in the high 60s and low 70s over the past week or so, with evenings in the 40s.  The local nurseries are bursting with beautifully colored annuals. The daffodils, early tulips... Continue Reading →

In the Vegetable Garden…

This past week and weekend was a busy one in the vegetable garden.  My brother, Jim, constructed some beautiful arches out of maple saplings.  They stand sentry at the eastern gate of the garden.  I'll plant snap peas, scarlet runner beans and possibly some nasturtium to grow up and over the arches.  They need to... Continue Reading →

April Chores

We’re half way through April and we’re finally getting some warm, dry days.  This weekend promises to be spectacular with temperatures in the high 60s and sunny.  So, let the garden clean-up begin! Slated for this weekend and next: Weed and edge the raspberry beds.  I was remiss in my weeding of these beds towards... Continue Reading →

Sunday Garden Journal

It's a chilly, blustery Sunday morning, the woodstove is roaring, the dogs are napping at my feet, and the bread is baking in the oven.  I'm feeling in a leisurely mood, so since my  initial plan was to use this blog as my online gardener's journal, let's review what's growing in my indoor nursery at the moment,... Continue Reading →

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