NOVEMBER BLOOMS

Well, not a lot blooming here in central New Hampshire in November — and almost nothing now that temps have dropped into the teens at

Day 23 / Writing 28 Days: Noticing

Spring approacheth here in New Hampshire, though in spurts. Today the high was 56F, and very windy, and tomorrow and Friday we’re looking at a

A Tangle of Bright Moments: Greenness is a Kind of Grief

“The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief.” ― From

Pesticides: No, and Yes.

Someone asked me recently whether I used pesticides in my garden. I don’t, and I do. These are my pesticides: Birds, wasps, yellow jackets and

From the Plant’s Point of View

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. –

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