September’s flower: Morning Glory

Even though I didn’t plant any this year, they are blooming all over the yard from last- with some scarlet runner beans for good measure. Along with more of our confused ‘bean’ pumpkin. Have a great day! Advertisements

“Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes.”

Here in Maine the feeling of change is tangible, like someone flipped a switch overnight and summer on its way out.   There is a new crispness to the air at the beginning and end of the day. You can see it clearly in the trees, as they frost with golden red tips and tops. Our garden knows it…

Now And Then.

Now.. And then. The pumpkin/melon patch started in the green house. But it could not contain the awesomeness!

Is There Such A Thing As ‘Gardener’s Anonymous?’

What felt like the shortest week ever in California looks like it was the longest seven days back in Maine.  We knew it would be fun to see how much our garden had grown while we were away but neither of us was ready for the greeting we received upon our return to the homestead. The…

The garden today.

When we moved in, we became the proud owners of a beautiful lawn.  A lawn we had no interest in maintaing.   It surrounded the house. Far from being a blank canvas- this was canvas with someone else’s painting on it. I have mentioned before that I don’t understand peoples’ obsession with lawns.  They offer no value to the…

Off With Her Head!

The dandelions and trees are in full bloom! As much as I dislike (and my husband down right HATES) the mock cherry tree in our front yard, its blooms are the first large source of nectar in our yard.  So it gets a pass…for now. For the past week it has been buzzing loudly like…

Emerging Life

Maine is amazing this time of year.  It’s a trip to watch as sticks and barren ground explode with life.  As if all the plants have to wait for frost to pass and then SPRINT for growth while the sun still shines and before the snow falls again.  Quite a thing to behold. Click for the gallery and have a…