This Week in the Garden – Early-August and so much mess

This Week in the Garden – Early-August and so much mess

To avoid the mess that is our early-August garden, let’s start with one of the better looking spots in the garden, like, say this volunteer sunflower in the herb bed that has 11 flower heads coming off of one robust stalk. We’ll just ogle this one flower and its honeybee friend for a moment beforeContinue Reading

This week in the garden – mid-June: peonies, porch, and freaking caterpillars

This week in the garden – mid-June: peonies, porch, and freaking caterpillars

And also zucchini. Because I planted zucchini silly-early this year and took my frost-dodging chances. Actually, I’ve been planting zucchini and summer squash early for the last few years, usually by May 14 or 15, which is a bit dicey here in southeastern Massachusetts. But this year, we were away at the beginning of MayContinue Reading

Bring on the flowers

Bring on the flowers

It’s here. It’s here! Yes, yes, unofficially, summer is here, but officially – definitely officially – the growing season is here. Ahhhhhhh. Thank you Mother Nature. It was looking a little rough there for a while, namely from January 27th through mid-April, but it is really here, and we are celebrating with flowers. Flowers in theContinue Reading

This Week in the Garden – Early May

This Week in the Garden – Early May

Ahhhh, to have spring back. And the garden back. A few weeks ago, nearly all of the rails in our split rail fence were in pieces. JR was kind enough to replace all of them, giving us that warm, delusional feeling that the garden is protected from deer. Last weekend kicked off the start ofContinue Reading

This Week in the Garden: Late March

This Week in the Garden: Late March

Alternately, we could call this post “This Week in Thawing” because we’re not really outdoor gardening so much here. Not to belabor the fact – surely you’ve heard enough about New England’s awful winter, but, yes. There is still snow on the ground here at the end of March. Snowed last night, in fact (thoughContinue Reading