Summer Bounty 2020

Summer Bounty 2020

Hello All!  There won’t be any radical changes in any of my gardens this year. Arthritis and age is cracking its whip on my body seriously limiting what I can physically do. I’ve stayed away from doctors and hospitals during this pandemic but I’ve headed back to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and soon will have some minor hand surgeries and straightforward treatments on my shoulders. I’m certainly hoping these do the trick I need.

However, I did a lot of work in the last few years out there so I can just do some minimal maintenance and it’ll be fine as long as I can get back at it next year. It’s still sparser than I’d like but I’m happy that it’s pretty self sufficient and won’t suffer for what I can’t get done this year.

This year’s tiger lillies are spectacular. We just need more of them!
Sweet Scented Phlox

Next we’ll see what autumn brings us. Hang in there!

Happy Fourth America!

Happy Fourth America!
Fourth of July Foxglove

This night, we need to treasure those values we hold dear that have made our country the democracy that has been guided by the shining light of the Statue of Liberty! 

May we restore our land to its’ native biodiverse heritage – PLANT NATIVE!

A few places that help guide your way:

Native Plant Trust

The Humane Gardener

Bee Basics

Nashoba Conservation Trust

A Way To Garden

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Lady Bird Johnson’s Wildlife Center


Enjoy! Honor America!


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:                                                                                         Ooh, Shiny!  Diversions, distractions, and delightful detours.

Capturing flowers and plants that are native to my state of Massachusetts has captured me! My effort to learn this field has been my main distraction these days! These shots were taken at Garden In the Woods in Framingham, MA, a great place to visit for MA residents or visitors alike.

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