Meyer Lemons in Winter

  Is there anything more exciting for a gardener than to harvest lemons in the middle of winter? I brought these in last week from the greenhouse and couldn’t resist photographing them to share. Aren’t they beauties? They are called Meyer Improved. The Improved part seems to be a thinner skin, more juice, more sweetness, Continue Reading »

For Every Thing There is a Season….Blogcation!

  To Everything There is a Season…and a time to every Purpose: BLOGCATION!   Greetings to all in the New Year. Hopefully you had a peaceful and happy holiday with those you love best. It was great hearing from so many of you. Many thanks to Ginnie for this “Squash quoting Shakespeare” photograph, as my Continue Reading »

New England Reunion

I was bribed to go to the high school reunion. Bribed with the promise of apple pie and homemade ice cream at the Mountain Creamery in Woodstock, Vermont. Bribed by covered bridges in Cornwall and pumpkin stands all along route 7. Bribed by classic Salt box homes in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and white picket fences surrounding snazzy estates in Litchfield and Lenox.

Grace in the Garden has a new book!

When I read the paragraph below from Grace Peterson’s new book, I realized I’d stumbled onto a gardener who had the same desires I did: someone else who wanted the whole package. Grace’s book is funny and poignant, full of pure fancy and useful information. You’ll love it.   “I think one of the perks Continue Reading »

La Conner, Washington: Girl Trip

What’s better than a road trip with a good buddy? Some of you thought: husband maybe? Others of you protested, no way, it’s my dog, of course. But girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, dog, your current stud muffin…… A good road trip friend is a great friend indeed.   Just think what you find out about this Continue Reading »