Garden Photos

I think it is safe to say that I get as much aesthetic pleasure from the blossoms of my pumpkins, peas, eggplants, and tomatoes as other gardener’s get from lilies, roses, and peonies.   And not only do I find these flowers pleasing, but I also know that each flower is a potential vegetable later … More Garden Photos

July in the Garden

This is my favorite time of year.  While spring, when the seedlings pop up, is affirming and fall, when the harvest is in earnest, is satisfying, during the height of summer it’s the perfect combination.  The plants are starting to fruit, although you aren’t overwhelmed with veggies (and what to do with them) just yet. … More July in the Garden

Gardening with Chickens

Much of the information I’ve read on gardening with chickens puts it simply: don’t.  Keep the chickens out of the garden because they can be so destructive.  Although one corner of my flower bed has now become dedicated dust-bathing space, for the most part I have found that gardens and chickens can co-exist quite harmoniously. … More Gardening with Chickens

Got Scapes?

Garlic scapes are a delicious, versatile, and easy veggie that is often overlooked.  That’s the name for the flower stalks that your garlic will send up, usually at the end of June or in early July.  They indicate that your garlic is about a month away from harvest, and they give you a yummy taste … More Got Scapes?