A Witch’s Garden Spring 2012

I’ve been gardening every year since the eighties, but this has got to be the best garden I’ve ever had. Everything is coming up so vigorously and lushly. These are generally perennials, plants that spend the winter below ground, holding themselves back until the days start getting longer. I’ve always done better with perennials than […]

Late Harvest & Spring Plans

This Thanksgiving I spent some time cleaning seeds I grew this year: gold-leaf feverfew, jasmine tobacco, wild tobacco, variegated nicandra, purple morning glory, Ocean Dawn Japanese morning glory, and wild white petunia. Unfortunately, the white petunias didn’t make many flowers this year and so I have very few seeds and will have to try again […]

Getting in the rest of the garden: angelica, cucumbers, painted daisies, pyrethrum, valerian

I spent much of today getting in most of the rest of the garden. We’re supposed to get a high of 88F/31C This morning it was only 68F/20C, but the sun quickly became intense. What ever happened to the indifferent sun of my youth? Nowadays it feels like it is penetrating to bone. I still […]