Monday, June 17, 2013


Vermont in June. You can't beat it.

Delicate pink peonies open.
The thimbleberry shrubs are in bloom
Wild strawberries are growing in the field.
Garlic scapes begin to form.
Lettuce is abundant as are the weeds.
Beets are thinned and added to the latest salad creation.
Our sage plant is in flower.
The hops are growing up their string supports.
The dahlias and glads are poking up from the soil.
The lady's mantle has a spray of golden flowers.
The lemon balm and oregano are ready to be trimmed and used in the kitchen.
Tomatoes need to have their suckers pinched.

So much to do, but I love every minute of it.

I'll be back next week with a new book I think you'll enjoy.


  1. Like poetry, sounds like a beautiful garden, full of life. I'm tempted to write what's happening here, where the shortest day of the year has almost arrived.

  2. kirsty, hi. i'd love to hear what's happening in your corner of the world.

    thanks denise!