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. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, February 22, 2010


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These are a couple mums from my Valentines Day bouquet. (Thanks hubby :) They remind me of a beautiful mum my parents grow (Chrysanthemum Sheffield Pink) that I'd like to have in my garden. Since I found a bunch of milk bottles in my neighbor's recycling bin today, I think I'll mail order these seeds (and some other perennial flowers) and set up a few more winter sowing bottles.

- Oops, looks like Sheffield Pink doesn't breed true from seed. I'll have to see if my parents can divide theirs. For the bottles, I think I'll sow dill, thyme and rudbeckia.


Anonymous Eliza said...

I always look forward to my 'Sheffield Pink' in the fall. These photos are lovely, especially the pink one!

February 23, 2010 10:06 PM

Blogger Lucky-1 said...

Our Chrysanthemums are out in flower in May for our Mother's day in Australia.

February 24, 2010 4:40 AM

Blogger Trisha said...

Can you tell me more about sowing in a milk bottle? Will you leave the plants there? What are the advantages over sowing in the ground? Is this just container gardening, or something different? Thanks! I enjoy your blog and am learning lots.

February 24, 2010 5:41 AM

Blogger Parsec said...

Very nice shots!

February 27, 2010 6:42 PM


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