Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Garden Prep Finished


Ever since the fence was installed around the new vegetable garden, and the other raised beds placed and filled, I've been wanting to mulch the pathways. Rainy weekends and travel has prevented that until today.

It took two trips to Home Depot for mulch but I got it done. The blueberries will be so much happier this winter with the mulch blanket around them.


The small square bed to the right has garlic planted in it. I got that done last Sunday.

Only the beeches and some of the oaks have their leaves now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Counting Weeks

I've been asked a lot whether I was counting down my days til retirement. The answer was no until recently when I decided to count the number of weeks of school I had. This is week 32. Not included are the weeks for winter and spring break. Wow! 32 and counting!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Spinach! Had a lovely harvest this evening. Steamed it and served it with butter. Yum!

I had a lovely photo of my harvest but blogger wouldn't load it - internal error?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rainy Weekend

Alas this was to be the weekend to plant the bulbs I'd ordered and which have now arrived. It was also going to be the clean out the dead tomato plants, put away the garden statuary, and mulch the new vegetable garden day. We're having a nor'easter so all it does is rain for now. I think I'll go Christmas shopping instead.
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