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What’s Happening in the Garden–7/31/15

Hello out there! Another short and sweet post.. so many reasons, I could go on and on, but I’m going to focus on the garden today. Things are cooking, growing, producing, blooming… not at the usual July 31st rate, but that’s okay.  My favorite border has started to come into full bloom.This is kind of a wild and crazy space… We’ve been eating lots of … Continue reading What’s Happening in the Garden–7/31/15

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Fireworks Prep at Salem Maritime NHS, and a Wonderful Garden, of Course

Every year The Salem Garden receives hundreds of hits in the days around the Fourth of July. I don’t really blog with traffic in mind but this is something that I should try to figure out. I usually do a post about the very popular Salem Willows parade so maybe that’s part of it. I’m sorry to say that we didn’t get down to the … Continue reading Fireworks Prep at Salem Maritime NHS, and a Wonderful Garden, of Course

What’s Happening in the Garden- June 30, 2015

Wow, where has a month gone?  Well, here at The Salem Garden it’s gone to medical emergency after medical emergency after medical emergency. After months of sickness and a very tough weekend in the hospital my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Functional Abdominal Pain Disorder. Yes, this is a real thing and it involves a lot of pain. She’s doing better but we have some … Continue reading What’s Happening in the Garden- June 30, 2015

What’s Happening in the Garden- May 31, 2015

Hello from finally rainy Salem, Massachusetts! I haven’t posted in quite a while. There’s been so much going on here; sick children, graduating children, coming home from college children, going to college children, dancing and soccer and proms. Big life events can be great subjects for blogging but they don’t jive so well with gardening and garden blogging, especially the sickness. I’ve been pretty consumed … Continue reading What’s Happening in the Garden- May 31, 2015

It’s My Blog and I Can Ask You to Vote for Holly’s Cake if I Want to…

so I will! I know I’m way far away from gardening at the moment, but I’m not far away from creativity, passion and spirit! My oldest daughter Holly decorated this cake to represent Salem High School in the Cakes for Occasions Cake Wars event on Sunday morning. Cakes for Occasions is a bakery in Danvers, Massachusetts that specializes in absolutely delicious nut and peanut free cakes … Continue reading It’s My Blog and I Can Ask You to Vote for Holly’s Cake if I Want to…

A Tale of Two Bulb Beds

So here’s what happened… I planted bulbs from the same three packages in two different beds in my yard within an hour of each other. I even blogged about it here. This was just a few months ago, right before we experienced the most difficult winter ever recorded in eastern Massachusetts. There was a lot of snow. Here’s the backyard herb garden today.  Remember how … Continue reading A Tale of Two Bulb Beds