Perennial Pastimes

New Shed

Paul has been building a nice new shed in our back yard. He already had the platform down. He built the frame and closed it in back in May, before our annual pig roast. We...

Planters

Planters are not my strength so I am always pleasantly surprised if some come out well. Oh, I love annuals, and I have a few favorites I get each spring, maybe even deserving its own...

Preparations

Instead of gardening, my focus today was on preparing for the party. One week away! Time is flying… Memorial Day seems like it is coming early this year. It was actually a relief to have rain....

Thalictrum: Meadow Rue

Meet my all time favorite garden plant, the thalictrum. At this time of year, its foliage is very much like the columbine. Both are a dull green lump with scalloped shaped leaves. Both due well...

Mothers Day Mulch

Every year for decades now, we plan a huge family reunion around Memorial Day. My husbands’ family began gathering here at the family home with a pig roast and over the years we’ve continued. College...

Let the warmth begin!

Thank goodness we had a few warm days before this cold, stormy weather returned! The winter debris has been cleaned up, the lawns have been raked, and some of the gardens have even been cleaned...

Annual Welcome~ Spring 2014

Our winter has been eventful and interesting but I am so very glad it is finally spring.   We enjoyed the outdoors all through our family and holiday season last fall and so did the...

January’s blur of flurries

January was a blur! We filled the month with celebrations!  After our extended family holidays, my husband and I spent the month hibernating and celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries.  My birthday present included a better...

Dancing Bears

Many of you know that gardening is not my only pastime. I have bored you with birding, thrown in tidbits about books I’ve read or listened to, and lately my grandchildren have filled my life...