Garden description: My garden was created with a winding path which crosses offering different ways to walk the path. It has mixed areas of flowers, edibles and vegetables. The garden has early spring blooming bulb flowers, perennial flowers, perennial fruits, some perennial herbs, annual vegetables, and annual herbs.
Who are the gardeners? Most of my garden is maintained by myself. I have a helper, Jennifer, who does help me with mulching, transplanting and maintenance at times. I start outside on warmer days in February to clear some of my last season’s dead debris. I find the time in my garden to be very relaxing. During the winter I start some of my vegetables and sunflowers indoors by seed. Some of my herbs are brought inside each winter for my indoor plant room.
Why do you garden? I garden because I love to be outdoors, I like to feel the earth in my hands, I like to see plants grow, and I love to appreciate nature.
How has gardening impacted you during this time? Gardening has been very grounding for me during this uncertain time. My family experienced many changes and it has been a place we can all enjoy.
What do you have in your garden? I grow Joe Bye Weed, Black Eyed Susan, Phlox, Agastache, Bee Balm, Baptista, Sunflowers, Cardinal Flower, Verbena, Goldenrod, Milkweed, New England Aster, Turtlehead, Coneflower, Ferns, Sedum, Daisy, New York Iron Weed, Cilantro, Daffodils, Gladiolas, Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Basil, Tomatoes, Figs, Blueberries, Garlic, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Rosemary, Red Beets, Swiss Chard, Kale, Arugula, Lettuce, Bluestem, Cranesbill, Helianthus, Rhubarb, Mint, Wild Ginger, Wild Geranium, Liatris, Rudbeckia, Cleome, Coreopsis Lanceolata, Marjoram, Humming Bird Clethra, and Raspberries.
Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? I do have some pests such as someone can take a tomato off of my plant and eat a bite of it.