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Snow Flowers and Holiday Blooms: GBBD, November 2017

After months of record warmth, our weather in Maine seems to have shifted from September to December, bypassing October and November altogether. The first snow fell earlier this week, with more forecast for tomorrow. 185 more words


Fall's Final Flowers: GBBD, October 2017

By mid-October, my Maine garden is going into dormancy. Leaves are withering, flowers are going to seed, and maple leaves are falling into the flower beds. 363 more words


Native Texans

In this post you won’t find any cowboy boots or hats, nor plates of barbecue and bowls of salsa, and certainly no funny, twangy accents, but you will see plenty of beauty and Texan toughness.  535 more words

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - October 2017

It is the middle of October, in two weeks we will put the clocks back at the end of summer time. The evening will be dark and we will feel winter is really here. 244 more words


Summer’s Sweet Spot: GBBD, July 2017

Yesterday, a friend came to visit. We toured the garden and he took some photographs. As we were sitting on my screened porch, looking out over the new front garden and eating lunch, he said, “This is a really sweet spot you’ve got here.” 443 more words


Moving Into Summer: GBBD, June 2017

This is one of my favorite seasons in the garden, the beginning of the big flush of early summer blooms. Each morning I step out into the garden eager to see which plants have opened their first flowers. 318 more words


A Late Spring: GBBD, May 2017

I’m a couple of days late for bloom day, but that seems fitting in a month when my blooms are also late.

In Maine, spring is not normally a season of slow, gentle unfolding (as it is at latitudes to our south). 524 more words