Spring Flowers

Every year I share pics of my gardening successes. We planted a lot of bulbs in the fall (and by “we” I mean I set the bulbs where I wanted them and my husband dug the holes). Lots have come up so I thought I would share! My newest realization – forsythia smells wonderful! I … Read more


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We planted two apple trees in our yard last fall. They bloomed in the spring. Only one grew apples, but we were happy! I watched them growing all summer, as did one of our dogs. He spent a lot of time under that tree, gazing upward thinking “How can I get those?” Yesterday we picked … Read more

A Little More From the Garden

Now that it has cooled off and we’ve gotten some rain, my garden is looking better than ever.  The only failure is the day lilies. There is a whole line of them, but they are under some pine trees. Our peonies were there also and last year I performed a rescue mission to move them … Read more

In Bloom

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Despite the heat wave, parts of my garden are thriving and I wanted to share them. How is your garden faring?  

CSA Bounty

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CSA Bounty

Our CSA (Root Down Farm) started pick up in June and I’ve been bringing home lots of wonderful veggies. Today was the first day the u-pick section was open and I brought home my first flowers of the year. Aren’t they beautiful? The CSA moved its pickup and U-pick location this year and they are … Read more

What’s New in the Garden

Two pieces of exciting news in our garden. The rose bush we planted flowered and looks great. And (drumroll please!) our apple trees have little tiny apples on them! This was simply thrilling for me!

Gardening Weekend

Once a year we have a gardening weekend, when the beds get cleaned up, mulched and each year I plant some new things. I have about a 75% success rate it seems, but I keep trying. The butterfly bush I planted last year didn’t make it. Some flowers didn’t make it and the deer were … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all (and if you’re not a mom, then Happy Mother’s Day to your mom). I thought I would share the most exciting thing in our backyard as a little Mother’s Day card. Last summer we planted two apple trees in our yard. This was our first try planting trees (other than … Read more

Flowers of St. Martin

Some of the beautiful blooms I found within our resort on St. Martin.    

CSA: A Season in Review

We signed up for a CSA for the first time this year. The idea is you buy a “share” from the farmer and then each week you go and pick up your portion of that week’s harvest. I was lucky enough to find Root Down Farm, which is 15 minutes from my house and which … Read more