Category Archives: Gardening

Walking On the Wild Side

Every morning at dawn there is a concert outside our house… a raucous trilling and tweeting that wakes us as the day has barely dawned. While I’m always impressed with their enthusiasm, it’s hard for me to get nearly that excited … Continue reading

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Are There Tomatoes in Heaven?

This year, the garden has produced with utter abandon, and with little help from me. I never realized I just needed to plant it, then get out of the way. I didn’t get the memo. The honey bees did their work, … Continue reading

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October Swan-Song

It has been a long luxurious October  radiant with uncountable blue sky days. The trees are so wildly adorned, we are like sight-seers in our own town, pointing this way and that at the rare and vivid color, then drive … Continue reading

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The Giant Urn

In the spring, Jim and I took the tiny courtyard outside our front door in a new direction. Four large pots used to stake claim to the corners, and a rarely used table and chairs, were positioned somewhere around the … Continue reading

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June Gloom

While I was out snapping pictures of the garden with my iPhone, my fidgety fingers accidentally shot a few surprises, because, oops, I left it in camera mode….. but this tells the story. Gray skies about to make another delivery. … Continue reading

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Chestnut Trees

You don’t hear a lot about chestnut trees anymore. The word makes you think of antiques and old barns. Disease has sadly decimated our chestnut trees over the last hundred years. Inspired by our local horticulture group, I decided this … Continue reading

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The Ephemeral Garden

The garden was enchanting yesterday, filled with a spirit mesmerizing and serene. Hundreds of people bought tickets to see the six gardens on the tour. It was perfect weather for meandering down a garden path and admiring June flowers – the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb to Love

The Garden Education Center, a wonderful local non-profit organization, driven by loyal volunteers, promotes horticulture, conservation and outreach. Their annual garden tour is this Thursday, and I’m excited that our garden is one of the stops. I’ve been working from … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Rhubarb

I had a plan for today…. Jim and I were going to the Farmers Market to buy tomato seedlings from one of the growers, and then spend a glorious, balmy May day in the garden. Woe is me. After two … Continue reading

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Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are on my mind…, and again, as alway this time of year, I think how best to set up my tomato garden. How to do it better? This year, I’m going to get it right. My goal is to … Continue reading

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