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The Season of Summer Phlox: GBBD, August 2016

August is a month when the garden can begin to look tired and bedraggled. That is especially true this year, when our drought conditions mean that foliage that would normally be green is shriveled and browning, some plants are splayed open at the cen...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 16, 2016

This Is For You, Mom

When my parents were in their early seventies and my father had retired from his job in a steel forge, they sold their house to my younger sister and bought a mobile home in a nearby retirement park. This mobile home park really was park-like. The lo...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 23, 2016

July’s Floral Bounty: GBBD, July 2016

July is the time of peak bloom in my Maine garden. The garden hasn’t reached its peak yet; that is still a week or two away. But I am experiencing that beautiful floral crescendo that will peak in late July. The first flower beds in my new front ga...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 15, 2016

The Generosity of Gardeners

Gardeners are a generous group, eager to share both their gardens and their much-loved plants. In part, this is because a garden is a kind of love affair, and those who are in love usually want to share their joy with the world. A second, more practi...
by Jean's Garden on Jun 7, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 10, 11, 12)

What’s up garden biatches? I see you’re back to hear me talk even more about my wood, bush and rear entrance. Sadly, I’m just going to talk about the final week of our garden landscaping project. At the time of writing, the garden i...
by The DADventurer on Apr 15, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

*GARDEN KLAXON ALERT* – yes, I’m still talking about our landscaping project. Sorry about that. Normal service will resume in the not too distant future. Well, unless I pack it all in and start a new job as a poor version of George Clarke...
by The DADventurer on Apr 11, 2016

Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2016

Despite some unseasonably warm, spring-like days and an early snow melt, I am still waiting for spring to arrive in my Maine garden. There are some signs of new growth here and there, like on hardy geranium plants, Heuchera ‘Raspberry Regal’, Sed...
by Jean's Garden on Mar 16, 2016

Flirting with Frost: GBBD, October 2015

We are now past the average date of first frost in my part of Maine, and the days to enjoy blooms in my garden are numbered. We have been flirting with frost for several weeks now. Overnight lows have been hovering near the freezing mark, and twice I...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 15, 2015

The Lavender Walk

I’ve been so busy gardening, I didn’t get a chance to post!  In the two weeks since my visit to Plainview Farm, I have been working on the next section of my new front garden, the Lavender Walk. The Lavender Walk consists of two flower beds that...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 8, 2015

Waning Blooms and Swelling Buds: GBBD, August 2015

Mid-August is a transition time in my Maine garden, with the blooms of high summer waning and the flowers of fall still in bud. The daylilies have been winding down fast over the past couple weeks. Each day seems to bring one more variety opening its...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 16, 2015

A Few Last Flowers: GBBD, October 2014

Amazingly, despite several nights of temperatures that have dipped below freezing, I still have a few last flowers blooming in my Maine garden. A container on the deck still has flowers of annual geranium, petunias, and osteospermum blooming amid the...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 16, 2014

A Few Last Flowers: GBBD, October 2014

Amazingly, despite several nights of temperatures that have dipped below freezing, I still have a few last flowers blooming in my Maine garden. A container on the deck still has flowers of annual geranium, petunias, and osteospermum blooming amid the...
by Jean's Garden on Oct 16, 2014

Florets - Floral Quote by Hans Blomquist

"For me, plants and foliage are an essential element of any home: they bring an interior to life. Even better, they absorb carbon dioxide and are very effective at purifying the air, removing pollutants and toxins such as formaldehyde. I leave my pla...
by Of Spring and Summer on Oct 11, 2014

Hello Sweet Autumn

I find myself enjoying the changing of the Seasons.We've been fortunateContinue reading...This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! Click to read full blog.
by lynnesgiftsfromtheheart on Sep 21, 2014

Summer’s End: GBBD, September 2014

With the autumnal equinox only a few days away, the Maine weather has turned cool and crisp, marking the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Early morning temperatures have dipped to the mid-thirties several times, flirting with frost, and many pl...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 16, 2014

Summer’s End: GBBD, September 2014

With the autumnal equinox only a few days away, the Maine weather has turned cool and crisp, marking the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Early morning temperatures have dipped to the mid-thirties several times, flirting with frost, and many pl...
by Jean's Garden on Sep 16, 2014

The Fence Border Grows Up

One morning recently, as I was sitting out on the deck eating breakfast and enjoying the garden, I realized that my eyes were looking past the glories of the deck border and the blue and yellow border to rest on the fence border beyond. And I was not...
by Jean's Garden on Jun 26, 2014

The Fence Border Grows Up

One morning recently, as I was sitting out on the deck eating breakfast and enjoying the garden, I realized that my eyes were looking past the glories of the deck border and the blue and yellow border to rest on the fence border beyond. And I was not...
by Jean's Garden on Jun 26, 2014

Wow, what a long day

Hah.I saw so many Facebook posts yesterday humorously referring to the summer solstice, such as "looks like it's gonna be a long day," and "this day goes on and on."But you know what? It was still just 24 hours, like the one before and like today. I...
by Knit. Run. Repeat. on Jun 22, 2014

The longest day

This is it, folks. We now begin the gentle descent into full-on summer – heat, humidity, pop-up thunderstorms, weeds and more weeds.Hmmm. Sounds a lot like what we've been experiencing for the last week or 10 days.BUT GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX! Oh,...
by Knit. Run. Repeat. on Jun 21, 2014


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