• In the Herb Garden

    Early Autumn Garden News

    “It is a sad moment when the first phlox appears. It is the amber light indicating the end of the great burst of early summer and suggesting that we must now start looking forward to autumn. Not that I have any objection to autumn as a season, full of its own beauty; but I just cannot bear to see another summer go, and I recoil from what the first hint of autumn means.”   ~ Vita Sackville-West   The biggest news is Hurricane Irene. Unlike so many around us, we had very little damage from the storm. A couple of tomato vines and one sunflower were broken, and a tree limb…

  • In the Herb Garden

    ‘Mater Fest!

    My friend Connie’s got me laughing, calling for a ‘Mater Fest! Judging from today’s harvest of Sun Gold cherries, Yellow Pear, and Gold Medal tomatoes, I’ll be able to participate 🙂