Mary Z6, Boston, MA
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What kind of gardening do you like to do?
casual, cottage type gardens, veggies too!
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
not enough time!
What is your favorite plant ? Why?
there is a tie for first place for my favorite plant. It would have be either lilac or peony.
We have the following growing in our veggie garden:
pole beans, snap peas, spinach, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, leeks, potatoes, horseradish, tomatoes (beefsteak, bestboy), peppers (bell, jalapeno), beets, artichoke, brussel sprouts, turnip, grapes, rhubarb, red cabbage, cantalope, pumpkin, acorn squash.

Herbs: basil (you can never have too much basil), dill, marjoram, yarrow, sage, rosemary, lavender, oregano, chive.

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Garden Shed/Greenhouse Update

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

As of the first week of June 2011 our garden shed/greenhouse (see shed/greenhouse album)  we started May 2009 is finally done.  We hired a fantastic handyman to finished the sheathing and siding.  We recycled a 2 step staircase we removed from our old deck (yes we've been busy) and attached it to the main door and is now awaiting paint.  There is a bit a character in the old staircase and looks great with the 112 year old half-circle window that we added just under… Continue

Tomatoes Update

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I pruned back my tomato plants a couple of weeks ago resulting in a lot of stems for transplanting. Some of the transplanted stems had blossoms. For about a week to 1 1/2 weeks the stems with the blossoms were really droopy and wilted. I thought that they weren't going to transplant well and had even contemplated pulling them. BBBBBuuuut when I checked on the garden to water it yesterday the wilting stems were looking really good and had started to stand up. So a little patience and a little… Continue

Tomatoes 2010

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:00am 4 Comments

I started a new job last September so my time in the garden is limited to the few minutes of sun remaining during the week. Most of my gardening is done on the weekends. But needless to say we were able to get our vegetable garden started. The tomatoes (Big Boy, Early Bird, Roma, and 2 varieties of cherry) are in full swing and nearly 5' tall. Soon I'll have to extend the stakes (last year our tomatoes were about 8' tall). When I took a look at our planting beds I noticed that there were a lot… Continue

More rhubard!

Posted on August 9, 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

The very end of July found me rooting around the rhubarb patch for the third time. This last harvest yielded over 6 cups of chopped rhubarb. Since we found strawberries on sale guess what we did??? With the help of my sister, Nikki, we made another 2 dozen half-pints of jam. I was surprised to get 3 harvests out of the rhubarb since it is a cool weather crop but I guess it likes where it is.

I do have one there a way to divide rhubarb? Let me know.

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At 7:32am on May 27, 2014, Mary Z6, Boston, MA said…

Thanks Joan!!  Happy Gardening to you too!

At 8:05pm on May 23, 2014, Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 said…


At 9:36pm on June 28, 2011, cindy Loyd gave Mary Z6, Boston, MA a gift
A ribbon for all your hard work! Enjoyed looking at your photos.
At 11:21am on June 30, 2010, Sue Spanding said…
Hi Mary! No pictures of this years garden, not as exciting as last year. We are not having a good growing season here in KY, bugs have zapped our beans so were starting new ones and there is this form of blight that is affecting everyone I know the zucchini plants and the corn is slow to go. I believe it's all from the high humidities and high temps and lack of rain.. Thank you for asking and when things do turn around I'll be sure to post some.
At 9:24pm on June 24, 2010, Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL said…
Hi Mary, I am in zone 8 so it should be fun to compare notes about how are gems grow in the garden!
At 7:08pm on May 21, 2009, Lyn Adams, zone4-5 said…
Hey Mary, Looks like we like some of the same flowers. I like those raised beds you made, are they for veggies ? Lyn, from MA
At 10:09pm on May 10, 2009, JoEllen said…
can't wait to see it with something growing in it.

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