Growing Pains…

Growing Pains…

We are coming to the end of the season. The flowery part, that is. My garden set is already struck of all annuals except three Dahlias. The containers are emptied, washed out, and stored. I brought out two frost-hardy pots that will feature some winter-y displays when...
Masses of Grasses…

Masses of Grasses…

Welcome new readers from Tuesday’s class at Audubon Adult Evening School; it was great to meet all of you and thank you for coming out to learn a bit about Autumn Gardens.  We had some laughs and heard about each others’ gardens–always the best part...
More than a Four Letter Word…

More than a Four Letter Word…

I am amazed at the degree to which I continue to lose to the the rodent population in my suburban garden. The asters I planted this spring? Bunny chewed one of the three down to the ground so many times it won’t bloom this year. The festival light string that...
Half-time Report…

Half-time Report…

I saw something crazy-strange in the garden; a gi-normous caterpillar, unlike anything I’ve ever seen. (Photo on this week’s “Garden Crimes Investigator,” link at the bottom of this newsletter.) In addition to this visitor, I also saw, for the...
Picked….Sweet!

Picked….Sweet!

Dad did not stake his glads as is evident because he is holding them up. This photo was probably taken in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s. The twinkle in his eye? Probably me; I didn’t show up in the garden until 1964.  I feel like all I have done...
Herb-Ology…

Herb-Ology…

I am the happiest person in Haddon Heights. No sass; no sarcasm, just the truth. I say this because I am genuinely delighted we have had over an inch of rain within a week’s time so therefore I will not have to perform advanced yoga postures while managing the...
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