Garden Daybook 6/23/12

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Have you ever grown figs? Our ‘Brown Turkey Fig’ has grown happily in a half wine barrel for many years. We winter the fig . . .

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Garden Daybook 6/20/12

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Shortening days mean that onion plants begin to slow leaf growth and give their energy to bulb making. Today’s summer solstice is the longest . . .

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Garden Daybook 6/8/12

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I cannot believe how fast the onions are growing. They were planted on March 30, took root quickly, and now look at them! My . . .

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Garden Daybook 5/21/12

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I found this cicada exoskeleton on a foxglove this afternoon. Wow! It seems early in the season to find the shells. This cicada wintered . . .

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Garden Daybook 5/16/12

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I managed to find time to collect my first basket of chamomile flowers today. After they are completely dry I will store them in . . .

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Garden Daybook 5/7/12

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I couldn’t wait to get into the garden this morning to see the onion patch. I finished mulching in the dark yesterday evening and . . .

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Garden Daybook 5/6/12

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The first thing I saw this morning was the huge Super Moon resting on the treetops to the West of our house. She was . . .

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Garden Daybook 5/5/12

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Did you see her? She was gorgeous! La lune. Der mond. Lua. La bella luna. She hit my eye like a big pizza . . .

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