Upcoming, Round 2

I posted the first “Upcoming” list in May of this year, and during May and June I did fulfill a lot of it. Then I sort of lost the beat from July through September, when almost every day called me outside, wrote every day in October but not really on gardening topics, and now realise I have material for the next ten years of posts sitting on my hard drive and whirling swirling in my brain. I’m going to try again to write some book reviews, some garden posts, and catch up a bit on the many many field trips I’ve taken this year. That should take us into spring planting season!

Here are some topics upcoming; I’ll link to them as I post them:


  • my theory of how weeds choose to grow close to desired plants that resemble them – demonstrated with photos!
  • cool woodland plants that grow in the rock wall, unbidden
  • spring blooms; summer blooms; fall blooms
  • favourite pollinator plants
  • this year’s peach bonanza
  • using the winter CSA share


  • permaculture book list
  • notes/review of The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating An Edible Ecosystem (2013) by Christopher Shein
  • notes/review of Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City  (2013) by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates – They live in Holyoke, MA
  • notes/review of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (2009, 2nd ed.) by Toby Hemenway
  • notes/review of Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening (2015) – He lives in Industry, Maine
  • notes/review of The Resilient Farm & Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach (2013) by Ben Falk – He lives in central Vermont
  • notes/review of The Permaculture Handbook (2012) by Peter Bane
  • notes/review of The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits & Berries the Biological Way (2011) by Michael Phillips – He lives in Groveton, NH
  • notes/review of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival by Katrina Blair
  • notes/review of Introduction to Permaculture (1991) by Bill Mollison


General: hiking with a theme in mind

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (June 2017)
various land trust walks in Boothbay, ME (also June 2017)
Rachel Carson Preserve, Wells, ME (September)

trails and walks on Cape Cod (September)

Northern Rail Trail walks in Andover, Franklin, Grafton, Boscawen (April, June, August, November)
Bradford Bog & Springs (July)
Odiorne State Park, Rye (August)
New London Conservation Commission: Low Plains (September)
New London Conservation Commission: Clark Pond Trails (July, Sept., Nov.)
The Fells, Newbury (October)
New London Conservation Commission: Twin Lakes Villas trails (October)
New London Conservation Commission: Philbrick-Cricenti Bog (Jan., July, Sept., Oct., Nov.)
Kezar Lake, Sutton (August – November)
New London Conservation Commission: Pingree Trails (August)

Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area, Owings Mills (October)

bike trail from Rehoboth to Lewes (July and August)

Longwood Gardens (October)

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