The July Garden

Weeding… pruning… weeding… deadheading… and more weeding! It seems that’s all I’ve been doing lately. Although I don’t like the idea of using synthetic herbicides considered harmful to humans and the environment, I have been using an organic citrus oil-based spray that comes highly recommended, with good results. The garden smells like orange peels. Of … Continue reading The July Garden

The May Garden

In spite of the eternal winter of 2015 and our so-so spring, there is beauty to be found in the garden. According to a recent UMass Extension e-newsletter, “Abnormally cold April weather has seriously damaged many landscape trees and shrubs.” Alas, our forsythia border never recovered and we missed its sunny blossoms. Even some of … Continue reading The May Garden