Category Archives: Garden Chic

The Flowers of Life

Last Sunday, the “Basilica Brides” piece ran in the Lewiston Sun Journal.  My lovely neighbors, Dot and Alfred (Breezy) Galgovitch were one of the couples featured in the article.  The front page of the “B” section showed them in early … Continue reading

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Into the Cosmos

This spring, I planted a package of Cosmos flower seeds in a small garden bed adjacent to the back steps.  This spot is also home to a Stella de Oro daylily and a late-blooming hibiscus.  Last summer’s Grandpa Ott morning … Continue reading

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This is How the Story Ended

As some blog readers might recall, I started some moonflowers from seed in April.  I tried to grow them last year but they didn’t amount to anything. Interestingly enough, I grew them one summer, in pots on my chicken coop-sized … Continue reading

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High Mowing San Marzanos

August…the month of tomatoes. The process of planting the tiny seed, nurturing the plant, and then finally seeing tomatoes ripen is always miraculous to me.  It doesn’t matter how many tomatoes I grow. A beautiful Monday miracle.

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A Chunk of the Moon

Due to Sunday’s rain, the Moxie Car Show was postponed to August 14.  Fortunately, Friday’s fireworks were wonderful; my brother and sister-in-law came over and we watched them right from the backyard of my house.  After the fireworks, we started … Continue reading

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I Was Surprised Too

Yesterday was a glorious summer day; sunny and comfortably warm with no humidity plus the luxury of a refreshing breeze.  Today is the Fourth of July and I’m hosting my first family barbecue.  Handy thought I needed a gas grill … Continue reading

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Kennebec Garden Bliss

It’s 5:00 a.m. and I want to be in my garden.  Weed one little overgrown patch, stick in a few marigolds for color while I wait for some blooms, and then water the parched soil.  It’s a blissful way to … Continue reading

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