pink rose

This rose drapes over the fence by my vegetable garden. It blooms briefly, but is very pretty. I suspect its name is Dorothy Perkins (, though it was in my yard before I took over as gardener.
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a baby tomato

A baby tomato!!! Yes!! I get really jealous reading blogs of gardeners in other zones. Especially I mean, holy cow, she already has tomatoes, and beans, and peppers, and squash ….. Well, my first tomato is now on the way. (If it doesn’t get washed away.) I am now…
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garden blogs newspaper article

I saw in Garden Voices that the San Francisco Chronicle had an article last Saturday on Gardening Blogs. Though they failed to list the outstanding (ha!) blog you are now reading, they do list a bunch of Californian ones. Full article is at They point out that “Roughly 37…
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Looks good enough to eat. This will be the first thing we harvest from the garden this year. More rabbit food for the salad bowl…. Lactuca sativa
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baby birds

I just got some new photos of the baby birds (robins top, catbirds bottom). My dad took these pictures. They look pretty cozy in there – not much extra space. I think its about time to fledge.
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summer solstice

Watching the Seasons
Summer solstice, first day of summer, longest day of the year, last day of school. My garden is celebrating! In Massachusetts, we have 15:17 hours of sunlight today (sunrise 5:07, sunset 8:24). Maybe it’s a good day to get a lot of work done. Or a day to just hang…
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straw foxglove

Bee (Species Anthidium manicatum – Wool Carder Bee, female) enjoying foxglove (Digitalis lutea).
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orange lily

The tiger lily (lilium, Asiatic) opened it blossoms for the first time this morning. They are shiny and new looking. Amazing how they were closed buds just yesterday, now this morning beautiful blooms.
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Kathy Martin Skippy and Kathy

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weeks until my first fall frost




My garden this week

"That beautiful season the Summer! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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