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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - Sept 2018

The Tithonia are the stars of the Big Border at the moment.  I am really pleased with them having grown them from seed.  They were planting out just before the heat wave and then just sat there until the heatwave broke.  335 more words


Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - August 2018

It seems I have a growing collection of Agapanthus in the garden more by luck than design.  It probably is because I have a weakness for all bulbs and at this time of year its seems to be either Agapanthus or Crocosmia.  282 more words

The Mid-Summer Garden: GBBD, July 2018

There are only three months of summer in Maine: June, July and August. (And some would probably dispute the first half of June, arguing that it is still spring.) So July really is the middle of summer, when the garden reaches its high summer peak. 448 more words


Blues and Pinks in the Early Summer Garden: GBBD, June 2018

I’m a couple of days late with this bloom day post; with so much happening in the garden, I’m finding it hard to find the time to write about what’s happening in the garden. 356 more words


Spring in Maine: GBBD, May 2018

Less than three weeks after the last of the snow melted from my garden, things are happening fast. This is the nature of spring in Maine: long weeks of impatient anticipation followed by an explosion of new growth. 212 more words


GBBD May 2018

Whilst I was away having a jolly time in Austin the garden was busy getting on with life and a new cast was waiting to surprise me. 140 more words


Snowmelt and Crocuses: GBBD, April 2018

Slowly but inexorably, spring is arriving in my Maine garden. It has been a hesitant, halting, two-steps-forward-and-one-step-back sort of spring. On Friday, the sun shone and the temperature rose to 60F, a great day for spring clean-up in the garden. 138 more words