Frequent torrential showers continue to be the norm. Combined with recent hot and humid temperatures followed by cool and windy days, it has not been easy to keep up with our gardening chores. Of course, our weeds are doing very well, especially the goutweed and the bindweed. A surprise this summer has been the literally … Continue reading Midsummer Garden
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