Sunday, October 20, 2013
Another golden autumn day. Winter still seems far off, although two years ago we had a snow storm at Halloween. And of course last year was Sandy, another mess. Not so bad here in the Hudson Valley, we are far enough from the coast.
But still it did some damage.
For weeks it has been mild and for the most part sunny. It has been a good gardening season. And I am fortunate enough to have been outdoors for much of every day.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It makes me laugh when people get all worked up about the groundhog on February 2, whether he(she?) sees his(her) shadow or not, spring comes in six weeks. As long as you remember spring in the Hudson Valley can mean snow along with warmer sun, longer days, and budding trees, it all makes sense.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Since Christmas the days have been getting longer, and now even the angle of the light is changing. We can and probably will have plenty more snow ahead, but I bought flower seeds today, and the forsythia is starting to bud.
This picture is from one of my back windows. No new green, but the snow is gone, for now.
Monday, May 21, 2012
I planted seeds, zinnia, basil, cosmos, dill, marigolds and others, I'm sure. I plant them all in about a week, so sometimes I forget about them, which makes for a fun surprise. As long as I mark the places where seeds are, so I don't overplant them with something else, it's all good. The marigolds and basil are planted along one of the long sides of the pool area, with the cherry tomato plants. I use old stocking strips to tie the tomatoes to the chain link fence. This both supports the plants and hides the ugluy fence. The zinnias, cosmos and dill grow to around four feet, so the will (hopefully) cover the other sides of the fence. They are just beginning to pop up. It is pouring rain right now, which is good after several hot sunny days, next post I'll have pictures of their progress.
Monday, May 7, 2012
My pool area is a mess.
Since keeping plants out was impossible, I decided to start a new project, to add to the 20 or 30 other projects I am currently involved in. I am planting all the most prolific of my perennials, hoping they will fill in as well as the weeds have. I also figured since the pool is in the sunniest spot in the yard, all the vegetables, not just a couple of tomatoes should live there. Stay tuned!