I love cherry tomatoes. I have since I was a little girl and my Uncle Walter grew them in his yard. Whenever we visited in summer he would lead me across his manicured lawn to the back of the house where his cherry tomato plants grew. I ate them like candy savoring every warm juicy [...]
The sunflower is mine, in a way.
~Vincent van Gogh
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Be ready to be surprised.
“Why do we have peaches growing in our front yard?” The question came yesterday from our sixteen year-old daughter as she was kneeling on the sofa watching for her elder sister to arrive. “Nobody else on our street has food growing in [...]
Vegetables are a must on a diet.
I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.
~Jim Davis, “Garfield”
If you’re like me and you grow summer squash, you’re always looking for new ways to use them. Fresh is best, healthy is great… and chocolate gets the teens [...]
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?
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My green thumb came only as a result
of the mistakes I made while learning
to see things from the plant’s point of view.
~H. Fred Dale
As long as I’ve been growing vegetables in our backyard, I will never tire of harvesting beans. Beans, be [...]
Summer has set in with its usual severity.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My return home from the Buffa10 garden bloggers meet-up was timed to coincide with hubby’s first full week of summer vacation. Not surprisingly it also coincided with an abundant flush of ripe fruits and vegetables in the [...]
is a chance
for you to do your best.
The vegetable garden in July is “payday” for all of our hard work. The temperatures are hot, the soil is warm and the plants are lush with abundant fruit. In my garden crops [...]
Buffalo, NY is just one hour from the City of Rochester and my home town. I’ve visited Buffalo too many times to count, but it took a four day tour with the Buffa10 garden bloggers to discover a side of Buffalo I’d never seen. I was AMAZED that just a short distance beyond the usual destinations known [...]
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration,
motivation, and a pinch
The gardens of Buffa10 were more than lovely, they were inspiring. Narrow alleys are transformed into garden pathways, blighted views into beautiful garden vistas. Buffalo is blooming and it was exciting to experience! Each garden we toured spoke [...]