It’s Saturday…and time for a gardening week review.

It has been a good gardening week with good weather, those bright and sparkling days of autumn, that very special light that comes in October - ten in the morning is the very best time when the fog and darkness clears and those strong shafts of light cut across the garden, almost like spotlights, and … Continue reading It’s Saturday…and time for a gardening week review.

Strawberries and Garlic, Anyone?

"Reeking" is the word often used to describe how one smells from garlic. It is a word which carries with it an implication of something unpleasant, undesirable and unwanted and, though I disagree strongly with this description of the garlic aroma, I must admit to washing my hands thoroughly today after an hour handling garlic … Continue reading Strawberries and Garlic, Anyone?

Nothing but Vegetables!

Gertrude Stein wrote, "A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then, after all, little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables." Obviously, Gertrude Stein was disappointed with her vegetable patch and, I suppose, it is hardly the most beautiful part of the garden. We seldom visit a garden with the purpose of … Continue reading Nothing but Vegetables!