My August Day

Gentle breeze bounces blades of grass and stirs leaves. Bubbling fountain where fish flash gold scales and slowly sway white tails. Bird songs surround. Dragonflies and Butterflies all around. In shady retreat on grass well worn, thoughts of Fall intrude, but pushed away   to savor more warm summer day.

Pursuit of MTPots

Many years ago I discovered that potted plants, left in a certain sheltered location outside, will survive the winter.  In fact, they can survive several winters.  And so, over the years, I became inundated with plants in pots. It goes something like this… A friend shares a plant and I don’t know where to plant it, […]

The Cost of Waking up to Daylily Hill

Recently I was thinking about the cost of daylilies. No, this is not about money.  Maybe you even got your daylilies as pass along plants, like the ones I got from my friend, Barb. I knew I needed to tend to the daylilies on the hill.  Daylilies are easy, but they don’t necessarily thrive on neglect.  […]

Letting Go of Pink and Blue

  What once was… is no longer true. It’s like letting go of pink and blue.     Now Spring is gone “I’ll miss you too!” Letting go is hard to do. Summer is now, and moving on, as we must also do.   At work in the garden. Thinking it through and through…   and […]

First Crocus Calls Me

First Crocus Called To Me Said Spring is here. Called my name loud and clear. Said time is wasting. Get to work. Buds are everywhere.     Second Crocus… All of these pictures were taken on this one Sunny Sunday. I’m linking with Karen at My Little Home and Garden for Sunlit Sunday  and with […]

Turkey Tails

Here’s a little something for Thanksgiving… My daughter took these pictures of our Turkey Tails in October.   Turkey Tails are commonly found on stumps or other rotting wood… and we have plenty. We learned these were called Turkey Tails from Dan the Mushroom Man I have linked to Mary at The Little Red House.  She hosts […]

What Lurks in an Autumn Walk

I joined Carolyn of This Grandmother’s Garden for Autumn Walks, though I confess I strayed at times, getting sidetracked to weed and plant. And of course now is the perfect time for moving plants.  Our Incrediball Hydrangea had to be moved for many reasons, which you really don’t want to hear now.  It just had to […]

What is NOT Blooming?

Ready or not it is October and the Fall season has arrived.   So what is blooming here at NHGarden?  The question should be, “What is NOT blooming?” I mean seriously there is a lot that is NOT blooming now. I have made a point of going out in the yard each day, and did manage […]

Over and Under September Blooms

There are two sides to every story. Clara Curtis Daisies go crazy this time of year. The sun shines brightly on them and through them. Vermont Abalone Daylily blooms gracefully against a September sky… and softly in front of a rock. I grew these Geraniums from cuttings.  They just got their second wind. Yellow tipped orange […]

Mosaic Monday Preferred Rose

This was one of my recent observations:  When it comes to my roses… They also loved the leaves of our grape vines and cherry trees, but that is another story. I’m still finding Japanese Beetles on my Sunny Knockout Roses.  Apparently Japanese Beetles are more attracted to roses that are light colored and fragrant.  Other roses above […]

Savoring August

April’s anticipation is long over. May merely a memory. June was most joyous. July a jubilee of color. Those of us in New Hampshire should now savor August. This is a time to ease up on the garden chores just a little.  Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden.  There will be plenty to do later as […]

All in An August Afternoon

Rain was expected later, so this was a good opportunity to get outside and putter in the garden.  I planted a Turtlehead plant in my shade garden.  And it was about time! This spare Chelone had been in it’s pot for about a year.    My other Chelone occupies a sunny location.  It is just starting to show it’s pink Turtlehead blossoms. […]

A Dose of Garden Ugly

Assessing the gardens is a frequent activity and I occasionally force myself to snap pictures of the eyesores.  There are always those ugly little areas that need attention.   Clematis requires patience, and my Multi-Blue is demanding plenty of that. A few years in the ground and so far, though I love the flowers it can […]