The first day of summer officially arrived on June 21. Also known as the Summer Solstice, it is the longest day of the year. Typical grandmother, I must admit that I’m really enjoying the beauty of a gift orchid, which our grandson and his dad gifted me this past Mother’s Day. Not very knowledgeable about … Continue reading Summer is Here!
The annual “Mayor’s Garden Contest” is a citywide celebration of urban gardening in Boston. The contest recognizes gardeners who have helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods. The contest is part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s citywide beautification initiative. Yours truly fondly remembers many years when I was honored to be a judge in the late Mayor Menino’s garden … Continue reading Mayor’s Garden Contest
Through the years I’ve received hundreds of gift plants from friends and family members. Each was treasured, either as a houseplant or an outdoor garden specimen. Some have grown and flourished and sadly, some died off. And then, there are those that have been “rascally” and have tried “to take over the world,” such as … Continue reading A Gift to Remember