coltsfoot in bloom, Kezar Lake, Sutton NH, May 2014


Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is an early spring bloomer that many people mistake for dandelions, although it blooms before dandelions bloom, and if you look at

chive bud, 5 May 2014

Slow Spring Here

It’s been chilly and rainy here during April and so far into May, retarding growth and delaying bloom. Nothing stopped the hellebore, but it sure

shiny bug in leaves and among weeds

Spending Time in Beetle World

My spouse bought Spectracide to kill some weeds along the foundation of the house. He (and apparently some former owners) had been trying to keep

bog, NH, 7 Oct 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful & Ecologically Critical Fungi

(Slide show in order from January – Dec. Photos taken 1998 to 2014)

Raindrops Are Fallin’ Into My Barrel

Or they will be shortly. The rain barrel I asked for for Easter is now in place and ready to accept all donations of rain

Trapped in Hope, Practicing Resurrection

I posted this on my other blog in April 2012 and realise it speaks to much of why and how I garden, so I am

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