Posts Tagged ‘August’

The View From Up Here August 2016

The grapes are beautiful over the arbor right at this very moment.

August is a second spring and girl you know it’s true. Sorry – I’ve been mashing thoughts and lyrics together all day.
In the garden, most of the herbs are bolting.
Speaking of bolting, I’m just a little over a month away from having the four kids head back to school. They know it’s almost time for it, too. We’re at peak laissez-faire mode at our house. Any semblance of a bedtime has been completely shot to hell.

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The Gardener’s Second Chance at Spring

August really is the gardener’s second chance at Spring. In April, Spring gardening is a strange combination of optimism and uncertainty. After winter, we are so eager to see our gardens come to life. ¬†Yet, in Springtime, we are really gardening blind; winter losses, self-sowers, and Summer’s temperament are all a mystery. August is a…

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