A Snake in the Garden and a Cat on the Couch

Ugh. Can you see the snake in the photo above? Right there under the pot. That’s his little head poking out. He’s not very large, but he was large enough to startle me ┬áthis past week when I was picking cherry tomatoes. I think…

In Bloom

Lots of pink and purple in the yard this week… Near the front door, the Columbine is in full flower. The girls gave this particular plant to me for Mother’s Day years back, and it’s still one of my favorites. Next door, the smaller…

Un-smothering the Garden

I started a new garden this week. It’s basically the dumping ground for everything that has been overtaking my flower beds – things like mint, lemon thyme, and spiderwort – wonderful plants, all of them, but so…explosive! Just look at this catmint! Sometime during…