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 [...]
I suggest placing a warning label prominently on the Earthgro packaging: May Contain Dangerous Fragments Of Industrial Refuse. [...]
Don’t worry. The horse isn’t the only thing that’s out of the barn.
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 [...]
Inspired by Felicia Feaster of HGTV, we provide you with this list of 8 surefire solutions for a boring yard. [...]
Yes, that’s a Nerf football.
One of my favorite ways to watch the seasons turn is to put the family’s jack o’lanterns at the edge of the woods right off the side of the house. Every few days as we walk to the bus stop or over to the grocer’s, we take a glance and see how the pumpkin [...]
A full week into October here in mid-Maine, and still I’m harvesting a bounty from good earth. A few peppers that are supposed to be hot came out sweet in the chill, but hundred of sweet peapods are a special delight, since these cost me nothing but the light work in August of shelling [...]
At the same time that an unusually long growing season is bringing me a second, smaller batch of flowering onions, consistent rains have stimulated other fruiting bodies in my garden as well.
Puffballs, fly agaric mushrooms and this rather extravagant orange fungus have emerged from the ground.
What growths are taking place where you live?
My August plan to chance a second batch of snap peas has borne fruit:
Even though the plants are shorter than their summertime parents, they’ve got some delicious pods.
And what does a hot pepper taste like if it’s grown when the frosts are nearly here? I’m about to find out:
Meanwhile, garlic [...]