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Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, August 3, 2015

Posted by on August 3, 2015

Limbed up leylands

THE DAY How did it become August already? THE RAIN None, nada, zippo! THE DEEDS Aster and I cleaned out the shed. What precipitated that…in the high 90x? I wanted to paint the roof of a bird feeder house. I couldn’t find the paint. Oh, Aster….Don’t be jealous… I now know where everything is. 😉 […]

Gardeners Roll Call, Monday, July 6, 2015

Posted by on July 6, 2015

Helen's Haven

The DAY Overcast, humid, and mid 80s The RAIN We had a couple of misty days, but nothing appreciable….until Saturday. Saturday 0.50 inches Sunday 0.20 inches The DEEDS It has been a slow gardening week. It’s a shame too….spring has sprung, the early summer meltdown has past (and I hope it stays gone for good), […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 29, 2015

Posted by on June 29, 2015

Gaia Herb Farm

THE  DAY Absolutely beautiful! Low humidity; low-to-mid 80s THE RAIN Thursday —  0.1 inch Friday  — 1.1 inches Saturday — 0.5 inch   THE DEEDS Thanks to Garden Gate magazine’s visit last week, I’m able to skate the rest of the summer with regards to major projects. I wish I could say it was ice […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 22, 2015

Posted by on June 22, 2015


THE DAY Moist (humid) and hot (95) RAIN Wednesday evening — .4 inches Thursday evening — 2 inches Friday evening – 1/4 inch Saturday evening – 1/4 Clearly, no complaints here… THE DEED Yard waste center to rid of last week’s collections. Filled the bee’s sugar water. Entertained Garden Gate magazine for two days The […]

Ward Island and the post-apocalypse

Posted by on June 15, 2015


Staring out my kitchen window, I had that strange thought once again. It has happened to me more times than I care to remember. There is something comforting about it., though. I would survive and so would my garden. Survive what, you ask? The apocalypse, of course. If the apocalypse came, my perennials would return, […]

Gardening with Confidence: Time

Posted by on June 2, 2015


CHAPTER 49 Try as I might to speed the garden’s growth, I’ve faced the fact that all I really need is patience. As I look around Helen’s Haven, evaluating what she needs to shine for upcoming garden tours and photo shoots, I realize she just needs time. This is true for most gardens. I don’t […]

Gardeners Roll Call: June 1, 2015

Posted by on June 1, 2015


THE DAY Absolutely beautiful! THE DEED Wished for rain. Pruned a limb off the ‘Zuni’ Crape Myrtle. As my garden ages, more and more editing needed. I like that though. Transplanted 3 peony. They were getting shaded out in their old location. Their new spot, along the peony path, is much brighter. Transplanted an iris […]