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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the view out my back window

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It is 25*F this morning! After last week was in the 80's. Amazing weather pattern! New England is famous for this though we remark every year at how impressed we are. The pussy willows in my backyard are bursting and leaves are out. My orchids are fading after a generous 3 months of color on the sill. I am watching with much pleasure as the birds at the backyard feeder and boxes start their spring routines.

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Blogger Pam said...

Great view of your backyard. Love orchids!!

March 27, 2012 7:52 AM

Blogger biobabbler said...

Def. seems y'all in the east coast and midwest are getting freaky 80s while we're getting snow. It warms up in between, though. Looking forward to following your spring gardening activities. =)

March 27, 2012 9:30 AM

Anonymous Rebecca said...

How are you keeping all of your plants from freezing? I'm in Brookline and I have my entire garden (of potted plants) sitting on my kitchen floor right now. Did you see the garden show last weekend? My friend Carolyn just wrote about it on her blog

March 27, 2012 1:42 PM

Anonymous Ben Czajkowski said...

I think you maybe meant 25*F?

March 27, 2012 5:32 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I'm wishing it was 25C! Thanx - I corrected that.

I don;t have many plants outside yet. Just two trays on the patio. My half harvested winter lettuce and a tray of small ones hardening off. I brought them inside yesterday - they're in the south windows getting what sun they can. Looks like it may be awhile til they can go out overnight again. I may put them in my cold frame.

March 27, 2012 8:58 PM

Anonymous Emmon said...

Weather issues aside, I love your photos in this post! The 2nd one has some beautiful textures in the foreground, and I love the chair behind it!

April 06, 2012 10:46 AM


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