Frost Kill

And, it begins….the first casualty of Fall, my Asiatic Lilies are toast.

Last Color Before the Frost

We had a light frost last night, but any time now we will be hit with the big freeze! The flower pot is still struggling to stay in bloom, we shall see how long this lasts.

Fungus on Stump

Originally what I thought were mushrooms growing in the woods turned out to be a fungus covering the old, rotting tree stump. Interesting!

Rose Hips

The wild Roses have gone to seed, the plants are full of these red Rose Hips. In the middle of these I saw a Birch leaf mottled with the leaf miner.


This old stump in the woods is covered in these mushrooms. Weird!

Moving the Grass Pile

Down in the woods we have a gully and we have been throwing our yard cuttings there for the 11 years we’ve lived here. The gully hasn’t begun to fill-up. Through the years a nice path has developed to the cuttings pile, big enough for the wheel barrow. My lawn guy had a huge bag […]

Strange Fall Colors

I’m not sure what is going on with the Paper Birch trees, but this is the coloring on the leaves right now. Is it caused by a bug, or what???

Fireweed Topped

I’ve been told that once the Fireweed tops it will be six weeks to winter. That would make it the first week of October, just about right.

Veges 2017

The garden has reached maturity, I’m picking Snap Peas and pulling Carrots almost daily. Some of the Potatoes are large enough to dig up, we had two last night and they are very tasty! The Squash is beginning to mature, and I’ve already harvested all the Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. All in all the […]

Nasties and Petunias

This has been the perfect summer for growing flowers, just the right amount of rain and sunshine. My pots are all full and overflowing.

Hosta Blooms

The Hosta plants are full of blooms in the front yard Perennial garden.

Retaining Wall

The wooden retaining wall that was built a few years ago is holding a planter full of Roses, Ligularia, and Wild Iris. A very lush border.

Stepping Stones

A few cement pavers were leftover from paving the garden bed, they make nice stepping stones leading to the garden path out near the road.

Garden Path

The Paper Birch trees that I planted 10 years ago have grown tall and with selective pruning have created an archway over the garden path.

Vegetable Garden

Fortunately I picked most of my broccoli last week and froze it, because it has already gone to seed! The Sugar Snap Peas are so tasty that we pick them raw and snack on them in the garden. Miss Princess puppy loves Sugar Snaps. The carrot bed is densely planted and is yielding sweet tender […]

Potato Beds

The potato beds are yielding small new potatoes at the moment, I dug some yesterday and added them to the crock pot with ribs. They are sweet and tender.

Perennial Explosion, Petunia Pot

The Petunias are beginning to cascade down the sides of the pot. Our Asiatic Lilies are exploding in the Perennial Garden. The yard is alive in color at the moment.

First Produce From the Garden

The garden is growing beautifully and is so easy to care for with everything planted in raised beds and the new drip watering system on a timer installed. Now all I do is pick an occasional weed, this sure beats all the years that I cultivated the ground and had to stoop over to weed. […]

Weed Control Patrol

We are so thankful that our lawn maintenance crew, the Lawn Ranger, has people who just do weed control. The perfect combination of sun and rain has made this a gigantic weedy year in our yard. This worker is using a combination of weed whacker, physical pulling, and weed killer spray to get our yard […]

Lawn Full of Clover

Help James! My lawn is full of clover.

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