Garden Roll Call – January 2019

Garden Roll Call began with this post from Summer of 2017. I’ve expanded the plantings since then and want to update my records so I can keep track of when I planted the trees, shrubs, vines, perennials or berry bushes. The Garden Roll Call post is where I list what’s been added and when. This … Read more

Late June in My NJ Garden

I didn’t think any of the squash or cucumbers had a chance of coming through and bearing fruit this year with the zillions of cucumber beetles and squash bugs I saw earlier in the season, but these plants are troopers! Now that the hot weather has hit, shade or full sun, they are bursting forth … Read more

Companion Planting and Ruth Stout’s Gardening Method

Egyptian walking onions look different every season, I swear. I don’t remember them doing THIS last year, but then, this is only the second spring I’ve had them growing in the garden. Don’t they look weird? Those little pouches started out down at the base of the plant and moved up to the top over … Read more

First of June brings first rose, cherries and tomatoes.

The Rugosa Rose has bloomed! My picture is a little washed out, but it’s a light pink with just 5 petals. So pretty. There are a lot more buds on it, so I’m sure it will keep the show going for a while. My first Lapin cherry is turning red! I’ve only got 2 cherries … Read more