Mary Mary

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow? June 2011

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow? June 2011
by Mary Crowell

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
by Mary Crowell

Mary Mary March 2011

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
by Mary Crowell

February Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
by Mary Crowell

December Mary-Mary

December garden work slows down to give us more time for the holiday festivities, so one tends to forget the garden, especially on those cold and rainy days. We have been pruning like mad, it seems the garden flourished in the rain we had and the green recycles are now full. Now is the time to get some added stimulation from gardening magazines, horticulture books (from the library), and catalogues. My favorite magazines are “Fine Gardening”, “Garden Gate”, and “Sunset”, all available at the library, bookstores and by subscription.

November is the Time to Plant Cool Season Flowers

One of the fall outs of the crisis of the economy is that more people are going back to the earth, eating at home, growing their own veggies and fruits, bicycling to the store, to work or for just plain fun. There is more walking and talking with neighbors and sharing their gardens. My neighbor gave us some really great tomatoes as mine seem to be behind hers this summer/fall, probably not enough water as I cut back because of the drought. Also, we did get some great plums and apples picked from two friends’ houses and John made some jam and I made sugar free applesauce.

Mary Mary September 2010

September 2010

Mary Mary August 2010

August 2010 August is the perfect time to spend in the garden as the weather and the evenings are normally very pleasant. I find a lot of peace and solace just shaping up my garden. Sometimes just having people over for a BBQ is the incentive one needs to get things in order in the garden.  Part of the pleasure of gardening for me is sharing it with friends and neighbors so sharing plants and cuttings are one way to do so. Making your own garden a sanctuary and refuge can be a pleasing and inviting project for the end of summer. Deadheading always brings great satisfaction as it is an easy and quick way to enhance the health and the look of your garden in a hurry.

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