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!
Spring is in full swing. The outdoor furniture and umbrella have been taken out of the cellar and set up on the lawn by one of the gardens. The flowering crabapple and cherry trees are beginning to lose their blossoms but the Kousa dogwoods, viburnums, rhododendrons, pieris and azaleas are spectacular. Alas, the weeds are … Continue reading The May Garden
Recent temperatures have been in the 80s. It has been a veritable “parade” in the garden since the temperatures began to rise. By parades I don’t mean cute little kids carrying baskets of colorful Easter eggs, but packs of coyotes, deer, turkeys, fisher cats, rabbits and squirrels (some people call them “tree rats”), in addition … Continue reading Easter Parades