Having a garden full of blue flowers makes me feel like I’m living out some little girl’s dream. The color scheme happened by accident, though I wish I could take credit for being a garden planning genius. As the tulips … Continue reading
There are so many chores to be done in the garden that it’s impossible to write about them all. April brings weeds along with the flowers, the lawn needs constant attention, cuttings need to be made, and it’s still vegetable … Continue reading
There are so many flowers blooming at Flutter By 8th today that I thought I would bring some inside for us to enjoy, too. Happy April!
The kale was planted during the first week of March and transplanted outside at the beginning of this month. I have to say, it’s so pretty that I’m going to be reluctant to harvest it all. During transplanting, one seedling … Continue reading
It’s a mild, sunny day in Brooklyn, Flutter By 8th looks gorgeous, and I’m celebrating my first full day off work in two weeks, but the city of Boston is locked down on a manhunt. We’re all thinking about our … Continue reading
I’m in that in-between stage of planting when everything’s looking great, but can’t safely live start living outside yet. My windows are overflowing with seedlings. These photos don’t even begin to tell half the story! The 2013 plant list includes … Continue reading
Last May I set out a Vinca atropurpurea plug and it’s putting out its first, tentative flowers this week. This one’s a keeper, folks. I love the deep color and I’d like to plant it in other areas of the … Continue reading
It was nice to get a couple of days of rain this weekend. The perennials responded by turning bright green… …setting buds… …and blooming. I’m starting to see butterflies and moths in the garden, but they’re camera shy. The vegetable … Continue reading
Today, we enjoyed our first harvest from the garden! Five and a half weeks after planting Golden Sweet snow peas, they were growing strong and in need of a thinning, so we mixed them with some radishes, spicy greens, and … Continue reading
For some reason, the paper wasps have been extremely attracted to the greenhouse plastic covering my raised vegetable beds. I didn’t see many wasps in the yard last year, but I’m reading their return as a good omen. Many wasps … Continue reading
While voting for District 39’s Participatory Budget Initiative, which could help fund some outstanding gardens in the neighborhood, I entered a raffle organized by Claudia Joseph and the Hudson Valley Seed Library. And guess what – I won! The booty … Continue reading
In a matter of days, the beets and lettuces will be up, the camellia will be in full bloom, and I’ll be eating outside every chance I get.