I'm a messy gardener. Don't let the lovely macros I sometimes deliver to my photo blog fool you. Over-all, my garden is low-budget, low-maintenance and there are times when I talk to the weeds. :-)

A journal of our humble New England garden. Dedicated to W.P., with love.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Roaming the Forest Floor

Our backyard was created to look like the Maine woods. There are a ton of pines surrounding the property and a couple of oak trees that shed so many acorns, it's hard to go barefoot. Occasionally I get pelted on the head by a fast-flying acorn! In places, the grass has turned to moss and the feel is really that of being in the woods.

Here a few photos taken the other day of the ground cover and whatever else I come upon as compose this post!

I'm not sure what this bush is called but it starts turning red in early Autumn

 In the garden, the sunflowers are fading...

but a couple of roses are still blooming lovely.

Thanks for viewing!

Friday, August 27, 2010

End of Summer Yellows

The sunflowers are happy this year. Interesting to note that their faces like to face north. Not sure why. 

And a priceless yellow rose. My favorite rose color.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Peonies and Roses



Miniature Red Roses

A single bud on a new rose bush we planted, given to me on Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Weekend in the Garden

 The Herbs

Chives (going to flower)

Chive blossom - I think they're pretty

Mint in the foreground and lemon balm in the background.

Parsley and cilantro


Potted Plants

Johnny Jump-Ups

Yellow Begonia

Back Garden


Peony Blossom

Front Garden and Yard

View from the front of the house

 Still life with lily of the valley 

Patch of Lily of the Valley

One last tulip


Growing Wild

A side garden that has been neglected for years. A mess that I will attempt to clean up one of these years!

Among that tangled mess are a few wild strawberries beginning to show their tiny flowers.

Closer to the river are a couple of patches of wild iris.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Today in the Garden

 Tulips, tulips, tulips  - I need more!

 The Peonies like it in the back garden and their stalks are looking very healthy!