Category: plants

Autumn milestone

Garlic is planted! My favorite crop. It’s so trouble free. No deer predation. No diseases (so far), doesn’t suffer from slugs or snails. Magically appears in the spring after planting in the fall, when...

End of September garden with surprises

I spent a few peaceful hours in the garden this afternoon. The only sound was crickets and the occasional soft cluck of a chicken. There’s a definite fall feeling – not sad – but...

Hot

It may be the hottest day of the summer so far. The car thermometer read 88 degrees. I took a walk early. The sky had the whitish layer of haze that represents heat. The...

Plenty of food

This little one had to climb the sunflower stalk to get the treats at the top. The sunflower swayed and trembled, but the snacker was persistent.

Too much

I’m cleaning the art room. Deep cleaning. No guests will be in the guest bedroom for the foreseeable future, so I’m using it as a decision area. Moving all paper supplies into that room....

More time in the orchard

We transplanted this gooseberry from the back corner of the fruit yard to the orchard. It was neglected back there and getting choked by weeds. The owners before us planted it. I knew nothing...

Blueberry season

We are picking some blueberries every day. And there are always more out there. An abundance of blue. I’m encountering so many orb weavers. I remember seeing one or two large ones every summer,...