June 2004

Public Enemy Number One

– Posted in: Pests, Plagues, and Varmints
Why is a couch-potato bookworm willing to work physically hard for a bunch of plants?

As you can imagine, when a garden is neglected for a significant length of time, some of the weeds take on gigantic proportions. Especially on a psychological level, it helps quite a bit to pull these up all over the garden, before concentrating on any particular area. They take up so much space that the [...]

First Day of Summer

– Posted in: Weather

It was 36 degrees when I woke up this morning. I don't think the basil I had outside (yet to be planted out) was too thrilled. Or, probably, my pineapple. I'd been keeping that as a houseplant, but it was getting much too big for my tiny room, so I'm going to give it away. [...]

Cold

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

If you think you live in a cold climate, you should live here. We are at least 2 weeks behind our usual temp. My late tulips are still in bloom, and irises are just beginning to open, with peonies in tight bud. Last night it was in the 40's. We are also 4 inches above [...]

I’m Back

– Posted in: Uncategorized

I bet you think that my prolonged absence from this blog is because I've been too busy gardening. Wrong. I wish it were true, but what has really kept me away from here, and the garden, is a housekeeping project of Immense Proportions, as Winnie-the-Pooh might say. I originally thought it would take me a [...]

Everything In

– Posted in: Fruit, Garden chores, Vegetables, Weather

I, at long last, (so it seems,) have everything planted. It always seems I reach this state with less dignity and aplomb than I would like. Later winter and early spring are spent dreaming up all sorts of things that I'll want to get done and complaining that I can't do everything. Then, starting sometime [...]