Last year, I planted nasturtium (Tropaeolum) in the garden and they took off really nicely. These plants produce beautiful red, yellow or orange blooms. They quickly fill your garden beds, planters and hanging baskets with edible, bright and colorful flowers. Nasturtium grows as an annual, but you can still enjoy them year after year. Nasturtiums […]
Home & Living
This category contains posts that are related to activities and events around where I live. I write about gardening, holidays, food, hiking and the nature that surrounds me.
I planted lavender two years ago and it has taken off rather nicely. This was quite a risky endeavor, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone here in Western Maine is 3b and most species of lavender are hardy from zones 5 through 9. Lavender is a perennial herb that grows well in […]
Here we go again. The last time the power had gone out, we had experienced a considerable amount of rainfall and wind and lost power for almost 24 hours. This time it was around 6 pm when we lost power and we had experienced a really lovely day here in Maine without any weather issues. […]
We had gone to bed with the hopes of waking up early so we could enjoy a beautiful and sunshine-filled day at Poplar Stream Falls here in Maine. Well, that wasn’t the case. We had experienced some really heavy rainfall earlier in the night and well after we had gone to bed. Then the wind […]
Eastern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum) live communally in silken tents designed to keep them warm in cooler weather. The brood side of the tent faces the sun and the caterpillars will add silk as needed. Slugs (Gastropoda) are very damaging pests in gardens and can be found in moist and humid climates, particularly during a […]