This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, May 29, 2006

May 29, 2006: Memorial Day-1


This is a special posting in honor of Memorial Day. The photos are from a visit to Mom and Dad's house. In the flower border, the columbine is in full bloom. Iris and poppies are fully budded. In the lawn, the mower has left tall patches of buttercups and ajuga covered with honey bees. Dad has planted the tomatoes, basil, pumpkins, peas, cukes, beets, spinach, etc. in the vegetable garden. Best of all are all the nesting birds. Wrens are nesting in the house at the edge of the yard, chickadees in the green birdhouse, a robin has made a beautiful mud-lined nest in the lilac (no eggs yet), and a catbird is in a hemlock near the deck and has laid 4 bright blue eggs.

garden bees
garden birds (Hortus Aves)

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