I would love to say, “Welcome to my poteger,” but in good conscience, this little plot of ground isn’t worthy of that name. However, it does have a classical combination of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. I can’t call it an English cottage garden or Colonial kitchen garden. But it is convenient and close to the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Salad, Anyone?
Happy New Year, everyone! Did you breathe a sigh of relief when the calendar turned to January 2021? Change seems to be the only constant in this life. I'm hopeful for the changes this new year will bring. This week's Six pictures were taken in my yard in December. Since the holidays are barely over, … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Winter Berries
This will be a Quick Six today for the end of December 2020. We've had a frost/light freeze every night this week, but there are still some flowers hanging on in the garden. The pansies and violas don't count. They'll be faithful until I pull out the last vestiges around April. I'll save them for … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Last Week of 2020
You know, what most folks usually show on their social media is the sanitized version of life. We show our best side, the cleaned up parts of the house, and the prettiest parts of the garden. What a chore! And how unrealistic, because life is messy. But frankly, I don't want to see your mess. … Continue reading Six On Sat. Not A Pretty Sight
On this gray day in late autumn, when the Thanksgiving leftovers aren't yet finished, and Christmas decorations are still in the attic, we are sort of in limbo. That's not a bad thing when a pause is needed. Catch your breath today. Do only what's absolutely necessary before the whirlwind activities for the next festivities … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Autumn Leaves
Let’s take a look at some grasses today. By no means is this an overlooked category in the garden. Whether we are talking about beautiful lawns or ornamental species, the right or wrong selection of grass can make a big difference. It can also add interest with textures and colors. Although many environmentalists discourage traditional … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Grasses, Not Just Lawns
On this last day of October, I'm anticipating the last two months of 2020 to be better than the other ten months of this year. I suppose that's due to the good feelings elicited by holiday memories. And I'm holding on to my optimism for 2021. I'll spare you the pictures of our yard full … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Bye Bye October