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Yes, Honey

A garden is a relationship.

In this case, it’s a bumbling one.

What Do You Do With Your Zucchini?

Zucchini season has started in my garden, and the first fruits have been incorporated into this yummy zucchini bread. I use a recipe from the Better Homes and Garden cookbook, but add ginger and substitute molasses and brown sugar where the recipe calls for white sugar.

Yum. A fella can only eat so much [...]

Thistle

Weed, wildflower, free birdfeeder, or something else?

Garden Pun

Now it’s an eScape.

Doubting Mint

This April, I watched weeds sprout in my mint patch and thought I might have to turn over the soil and start again from seed. That patch this month, untouched:

I shall never doubt my mint again.

What does it take to kill off mint?

Lawn Variety is Not a Curse

If I mow my lawn every week and spray and weed, everything looks short and green and the same. Call it a choice or call it lazy, but I think that if something is growing in my lawn and it isn’t a thistle, it belongs there. One of the benefits of waiting and being patient [...]

The Mystery Of The Sticky Sticks

Yesterday, my daughter, while she was picking spearmint leaves for tea, spotted this bunch of sticks (dry lengths of grass, really) glued on the bottom side of just one leaf. It reminds me of a candidly larva’s protective casing of pebbles glued together, but also of a butterfly’s egg.

I issue a cry for help [...]

Dangerous EarthGro Pottting Soil From Scotts

I suggest placing a warning label prominently on the Earthgro packaging: May Contain Dangerous Fragments Of Industrial Refuse. [...]

Barn Door

Don’t worry. The horse isn’t the only thing that’s out of the barn.

One Bumblebee

Where I live in central Maine it’s been an unusual year. We’ve had a slow start due to cold, but even so I haven’t seen more than one bumblebee in my garden. Just one bumblebee, and no honeybees at all. In some nearby woods a hole twenty feet up a tree had held an active [...]

8 Landscaping Ideas To Fix A Boring Backyard

Inspired by Felicia Feaster of HGTV, we provide you with this list of 8 surefire solutions for a boring yard. [...]