Fall is the Season!

Fall is here with all its majestic colors we have come to associate with the fall season. There are a few other perks that come with fall. The ability to forge among apple orchards for the perfect apple for apple baking recipes. Let’s not forget the fresh pressed apple cider, which waits for you & […]

It’s mid-summer and early morning. The sun is spreading across the lawn.  The long  shadows, combined with the still, dewy grass just made fall seem a little closer. That’s ok, it helps with preparing the soil for those wonderful fall vegetables, while the soil is still warm. What typically gets planted for fall harvesting? Cold […]

Ever have the kind of day in the garden that makes you step back in amazement? Let me share with you a glimpse into my garden adventure ….   It began mid-morning while weeding on a rather large slope that I have been trying to create a garden backdrop. Like a painter painting but using […]

“Summer Garden Experince” – Trial Gardens

Saturday began with myself and a bus load of Penn State Master Gardeners off to “Summer Garden Experience”. An event that takes place at the PSU Southeast Research Farm, Landisville Variety Trials in Manheim, PA. The anticipation of what lay ahead for the day was enhanced by the opportunity to socialize with fellow Master Gardeners. […]

Afternoon Delight……

  As with all things “waiting is the hardest part”. My “Little Shangri-La” aka “She shed”, “Backyard Getaway” is progressing nicely. My wonderful husband David along with our two terrific sons worked on this surprise for me while I was out of town visiting our beautiful daughter and family. This will be my new writing […]

Garden Delights from the Garden……..

Berks County is really lucky to have a nice variety of Farmers Markets with wonderful heirloom vegetables, flowers, cheese and so much more.  I chose Antietam’s Farmers Market on Saturday and it was so pleasant.   This venue was smaller, but don’t be fooled as it has a very nice selection for those mornings you don’t […]