Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Thursday, June 22, 2023


In preparation for my sister's visit last Wednesday and the plan for her to help me pot up annuals, I emptied all the pots of soil stored in the barn's garden room.  I mixed in vermiculite, slow acting fertilizer,  the remains of one bag of potting soil and a new bag of soil.  All of this went into my wheel barrow. 

My staging area was the deck.

Some of my annuals.  Boy, they gone up in price.

12 pots planted some shown below.

And two window boxes.  This is one week later and they are looking fine.

Today we're having a cookout and campfire with local family to celebrate end of school last week and summertime!