Friday, June 26, 2009
Last December we had a horrific ice storm in Central Massachusetts. We lost numerous hardwood trees, some pines and a lot of shrubs and perennials. We were without power for 5 days (we have an artesian well and a septic tank) so it was lots of fun in the freezing temperatures. Some of the towns nearby were without power for 2 weeks. There was a lot of damage to our barn and house and my son's car was totaled because two trees fell on it. This is all that remained of my rhododendrons.
This is the first year in 5 years that I've had blossoms on my Clematis. All of my gardening manuals from organic gardening to Crockett's Victory Garden said not to lime clematis. Guess what? My soil is very acidic due to pine trees. This year somebody called up on the Paul Rogers radio program in Worcester, MA and asked him about clematis. He said put lots of lime on them - so I did it also - and voila!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The herbs parsley (on the left) and basil (on the right - from The Tasteful Garden) are planted among wood geraniums with sage in the background. For uses of herbs and information on herbs please go to my website www.thyme4health.com
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Heirloom peas in the background are planted with an Italian Sweet Beef Tomato (on the left) a Better Boy Tomato (in the middle) and a San Marzano Redorta Tomato (on the right) purchased from The Tasteful Garden. A Lemon Tree from The Tasteful Garden is in the pot to the right with various annual flowers in the foreground.
An Early Girl Tomato (on the left) and a Carmella Tomato (on the right) planted among chives (allium or onion family) with yellow echinacea and tall phlox in the background. The perennial flowers will bloom during the summer season and attract monarch butterflies and all kinds of bees.
A closer view of a Roma Tomato (on the left) and an Ozark Tomato (on the right) from The Tasteful Garden planted among chives (allium or onion family). The English lilies in the background will bloom during the early summer season.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
This is the first year I have planted heirloom plants and heirloom seeds. The seeds germinated faster than others we've used in the past and the plants from The Tasteful Garden that I planted in my herb garden are much larger than the ones we usually use (as in our usual garden). For information on and uses of herbs please visit my website at www.thyme4health.com