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 […]

A Sunny Disposition…..until the next storm.

      Rain, rain and more rain has been happening here in Berks County gardens. Tomatoes are currently being hit the hardest along with a few other garden plants. As I survey the situation I found myself engulfed by the early morning air which is filled with the sweet song sung by unseen birds […]

What to plant under an oak tree…

       Here in Berks County we are blessed with many varieties of oak tree’s, but along with the blessing of a great oak is the challenge of what can be planted with it.  Some  simply leave the oak to itself and it does fine.  But for those who feel the mighty oak needs added dressing here are few […]