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I’m Back…

June 13th, 2017

For the past 9 months I’ve been spending about a week per month back in Ohio. Because of that, the garden, and the house, and lots of other projects have been put on hold. There were several projects in the works that were halted and this summer my plans were minimal in the garden. Now that we have closed that chapter, it’s time to move on and get things back on track around here.

Of course as soon as I got back home from my time in Ohio I got a wicked cold that laid me up for 5 days. Life seems to be a continual process of adapting and changing as needs arise and things change. Learning to become resilient is definitely a lesson learned when you garden.

How’s your garden growing this summer? What plans do you have for the rest of the summer and this fall?

Quote of the Day: Buckner Hollingsworth

April 8th, 2012

“I think I yet see what I have so often beheld both in town and in country,” Mrs Grant continued, “a respectable mistress of a family going out to her garden, in an April morning, with her great calash, her little painted basket of seeds, and her rake over her shoulder, to her garden labors.”

Buckner Hollingsworth
found in Her Garden Was Her Delight. Famous Women Gardeners.

If you’ve never read the book above you should, such a fascinating book about women gardeners throughout American history.

I’m getting a little backed up sharing images since we’re focusing on cleaning. Here’s the update, scenes from around the gardens of Chiot’s Run this past week, harvest, blooms, and life. (if you are my personal friend or if you follow Chiot’s Run on Facebook you might have seen a few of these).

Remember those tulips that I forgot about in the garage? They are just starting to come into their own and they’re stunning, obviously no harm done by the accidental blanching. They are parrot tulips ‘Rai’, ‘Green Wave’, and ‘Parrot King’.

The tulip hillside is in full bloom, photos of that in the coming weeks complete with photos of each individual tulip variety in case you want to know which ones to order.

Do I really need to say anything about these photos? These show exactly why I garden; it’s peaceful, it’s beautiful, it feeds my soul and it brings me much joy during these busy, busy weeks!

What’s been bringing you joy in these last few weeks?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.