The Bridge of Flowers always has to close up at this time of the year, BUT next spring the Bridge will not be full of beautiful flowers. The problem is that the BRIDGE is in dire need of renovations. (more…)
I was preparing to go to bed last night but my husband called me to the front door – and opened it to see the beautiful snow falling. This morning the skies are white – and so is the ground – and almost everything else. Tomorrow we are visiting our daughter’s family – and some of our other families. We’ll be waiting to see who else saw the snow today. And tomorrow? (more…)
The weather has been cold, and then warmer, and then cold again. But suddenly the cold meant Snow! Early in the morning I looked out the window and saw this white patch and could not understand what it was. (more…)
We have four winterberry bushes. One of the bushes is the papa and doesn’t get any berries. Two of the winterberry bushes have beautiful red berries. Both of those bushes are kept busy with birds visiting the berries, and I have to say, all the berries were gone in one day. A lot of birds enjoyed themselves tremendously. (more…)
It is raining today but the garden has these beautiful Japanese anemone. The rain is beginning to make it bow, but the rain is gentle and I hope the flower will last for a while more.
Sheffield Daisies (my version of ‘Pink’) have pleased me for many years, but this year I waited and waited for the daisies to bloom. Blossoms finally opened just last week! So – I have just learned that they will thrive in dry soil, and well drained. Well, dry and well drained did not exist this year. Rain, Rain, and Rain! We all suffered, but I have hope for 2024!
These scarlet berries sit in front of our house, and thrice more in back of the house where our garden lives with many friends. Although I do not believe that any whitetail deer or snowshoe hare will be enjoying my delicious winterberries, I am happy to know that 48 species of birds will be very happy to eat those berries.
Greg Loades is a young man who grew up working on a farm and loved all the vegetables on the planting fields. He continues to make gardens – and has learned that half an hour a day is enough time to give him enjoyment of the natural world. He gives us a view of the way he creates a beautiful garden – and teaches us how to do it. His way is to Cultivate Beauty and Joy by Gardening Every Day.” (more…)
Ever since we began to live in Greenfield, we began to plant shrubs and lovely plants AND order Martin’s Farm Loam and Compost mix. We had not been living in our ‘new’ house long, but soon neighbors began telling us about the great ice skating rink in the backyard. The kids made good use of it, and did a lot of skating in the winter. (more…)