I tried to plant potatoes in a raised bed a few years ago with no success at all. My memory of the failure is that we thought that raccoons might have dug them up. We found the seed potatoes scattered around the garden. Since it’s been a few years it seems like time to tryContinue reading “A Big Pot of Potatoes!”
What a Rainy Monday!
We are in the middle of a Nor’easter here this morning. For those who don’t live in New England, A Nor’easter is a storm that comes in off of the ocean from the northeast. Nor’easters often bring damage to homes, roads and of course, gardens. Salem is under a flood warning today as the tideContinue reading “What a Rainy Monday!”
The sun will come out tomorrow! But it’s still a good day to plant stuff, even in the rain! Have a great weekend! (I-Pod Photo by Sophie)
Some Clarification and Whats Growing this Week
Good Morning Everyone!! It’s a perfect day in Salem! I want to clarify my statement in yesterday’s post about peonies taking time and patience to grow. It’s not that peonies are a high need plant, once their settled and growing they will thrive without a lot of attention. I would love to have inherited someContinue reading “Some Clarification and Whats Growing this Week”
There are lots of beautiful things blooming here in Salem this week and one of my very favorites is the peonies. Do I have any in my garden? No, I don’t. Why? Because they take time, space and patience. I want to grow them. Every year I spend a good amount of time thinking aboutContinue reading “Peonies”
Salem 101: Where are We? On the Ocean!
I’m always surprised when friends and family really don’t know where Salem, Massachusetts is located. They often think that it’s in the western part of the state or in Boston or New Hampshire (there is a Salem in New Hampshire about an hour away).. We are actually about fifteen miles north of Boston, right onContinue reading “Salem 101: Where are We? On the Ocean!”
A Little Glitch
A few days ago one of my cousins asked me to share some gardening failures. There are plenty and I started thinking about where to start with that post. Then Michael came in from the garden a few hours later and asked “what’s that growing in the basil and tomato plants?” I went outContinue reading “A Little Glitch”
I was talking with a friend at church yesterday about our Memorial Day plans. She asked what we were doing and I shared that we’ll be visiting the cemetery. She looked a little bit confused for a second so I went on to explain that I like to use it as a teachable moment withContinue reading “Remembering”
I’m Still Blogging!! A Wrap Up from the Week
So this ends my first week as a blogger, I have to say that it’s a really a fun project. I love having someplace for my energy and creative thoughts to live. I’m surprised by the amount of technical knowledge that’s required. Like other things that I’ve taught myself, cooking, gardening, basic computer skills, andContinue reading “I’m Still Blogging!! A Wrap Up from the Week”
It’s Memorial Day weekend, time to get out there!! Will you be planting a field of vegetables or some morning-glory seeds? They’ll climb right up any fence, post or pole! Maybe you’ll create a beautiful island like this one that we visited last summer in the Boston Public Garden or hang a basket thatContinue reading “Plant Something!”