Although we experienced quite a cold early spring, and my gardening activities were considerably limited by an acutely torn quadriceps tendon, I did manage to get some early veggies into containers out front. This morning, I picked a leaf here, a leaf there from some… Read More
We’ve had more than our share of unseasonably cool weather over the past couple weeks. This morning, though, is beautiful. I was hobbling around the garden this morning and took a few pictures.
This year we had a very successful garlic crop – in our front yard. Last summer, I visited my friend East Texas Red near Perth Ontario, where we went to the Perth Garlic Festival. There I bought a few different varieties for planting. I talked… Read More
We’ve been working on the garden quite a bit, in preparation for the June 22 Long Branch Garden Tour. I enjoy the fact that gardens are never finished. They change with the season and they change from season to season. Here’s a few photos of… Read More
I don’t know what this thing was in its past life. It’s like a giant drill bit with 3 metal baskets welded on. It looks as if somebody planned to make it into a fountain at some point. We saw it on our last visit… Read More
We used to have raised veggie gardens out back. That was fine for lettuce and onions and peas and a few other things, but it just doesn’t get enough sun for a lot of veggies. When the house to the south of us was rebuilt,… Read More
Here at 27th Street, we have quite a few trees, most of which were planted at some point far and away before we arrived on the scene. The notable exceptions are our Shishigashira Japanese Maple up front and the “Cherokee Brave” flowering dogwood we planted… Read More
A few years ago we planted some giant yellow coneflowers which grow madly each season. They grow so madly in fact, they can’t handle the burden of their own weight. These flowers grow up initially as a big clump. This season, when they reached about… Read More
This lovely butterfly stayed put on this echinacea flower long enough for me to run inside and grab a camera. I don’t know too much about butterflies, but consulting our handy Butterflyies of North America guide, this looks like a Red Admiral. Can anyone out… Read More
These opened up under the locust tree this morning….