Monthly Archives: July 2011

Harvest begins

My summer food garden is moving quickly into full production.  I’m picking a handful of green beans every morning (which really adds up), the cherry tomatoes have been giving me sugar for weeks and I picked the first of my … Continue reading

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July is when I realized that I was insane.  Or at least that my decision to keep up with the weeds in the rose bed without mulching must have been made in a moment of insanity.  My father told me that … Continue reading

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Canna at Applefield Farm

I have every intention of writing a more complete blog article about Applefield Farm in Stow, MA, one of my favorite, maybe THE favorite, of my 117 commute.  However, within the last weeks, I’ve had a couple of different conversations … Continue reading

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S. Williams Garden in Central MA

Late last week I saw an invite for a Sunday garden club visit to a private garden in Central MA.  I had been planning to get in two full days of work on my own garden but the words, “formal vegetable garden” … Continue reading

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My Roses this Spring

Gallery updated July 16, 2011 with three new shots from the rose ghetto.  I think the third shot, a hybrid tea, pink blend, is “Love and Peace” but I can’t find the purchase info!  All of the roses have done … Continue reading

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Happy bumblebee

I don’t seem to have a problem with pollinators like some people are reporting.  Although it’s also true that many of those I see are wasps or bumblebees, not honeybees.  I’d been tying up tomatoes before this photo was shot … Continue reading

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