Tag Archives: cottage garden

How Does My Garden Grow?

PRETTY WELL, METHINKS, in the front yard at least. This morning, the view from my door was what you see above. Six short weeks ago, on April 26, it looked like this: Here’s another angle on the current splendor: Same … Continue reading

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Happy June

NOW THERE’S YOUR PROPER JUNE BORDER, above. A little ahead of time, as is everything in this accelerated spring. Peonies; irises; columbine; foxgloves and phlox on their way. In front of a very proper old house, below, on Long Island’s … Continue reading

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Me-Haul

IT’S RAINING AND I’M GLAD. Rain is just what you want when you’ve been planting perennials. It “settles” them, helps their roots make close contact with the soil. Yesterday I returned from Upstate New York with a Honda Fit-ful of … Continue reading

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Winter Drags On…

THE IDES OF MARCH are almost upon us, and what a pain. I’m up in the Hudson Valley now, cat-sitting for a few days, and if ever I thought I was going to do some gardening, which I foolishly did, … Continue reading

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Birth of a Path

NOT LONG AGO, my driveway was a straight dirt run from road to house. For the past couple of weeks, an hour here, an hour there, I’ve been literally laying the groundwork for a walking path from my future parking … Continue reading

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