Tag: bruce’s garden

Tomatoes Are Blooming

We have had rain every day during the month of July. Little sunlight, but today I noticed that my tomatoes are blooming.

Oh Banana!

There is always something to learn. Right? Recently I read “banana peels are good for gardens because they contain 42 percent potassium (abbreviated to its scientific name K), one of the three major components of fertilizer along with nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) and shown on fertilizer labels as NPK. In fact, banana peels have the highest organic sources of…

Getting My Garden Ready

Here in Western Massachusetts, we are told by those in the know (How they know, I do not know.) to wait until Memorial Day to plant your garden. I rototilled my garden on Monday, May 17th and planted it on Wednesday, May 19th. I guess I have always been a rule-breaker. The garden late last summer:

Spirit Life

“A beautiful bouquet, Bruce,” Susan said. “Some of the flowers are dying. “I’m going to pick them off. “And you can photograph them.” And I did And we dumped them in the compost pile. Beautiful there, too. Other flowers and coffee filters (I hope the filters are recyclable!). Later in the morning I tied up the clematis plants And filled…

adventurers and explorers

Susan and I were watching Rick Steves “France’s Loire: Valley of a Thousand Chateaux.” It was a fascinating show illustrating both the beauty and opulence of the castles. Some of the castles facts are staggering: The biggest château in the region, Chambord, is huge — six times the size of your average Loire palace, more like a city than a…

October 28

Light rain falls all day. Birds feed all day. Leaves reflect zinnias.