Sunday, August 15, 2010


So, after all the threats of heavy rain this week, instead we have powdery earth. I dropped by yesterday (in the company of dad, who nicely grabbed a pair of snippers and got after some of those pesky invasives while I watered, harvested veggies, and yanked weeds. Yay! I have a few veggies and I'm really pleased. Now I was able to share with dad, gave a few to friends Susan& Bob, and still have plenty for bringing up to Maine while I camp for the week.

Also, the mystery bulbs my neighbor kindly gifted me have started to bloom and they have a faint, but lovely scent.

I'll try to post a few photos fromour planned visit to local farmers markets up north, but it's an island, so coverage may be spotty. Who knows!
Posted from my iPhone..

1 comment:

Susan Harris said...

(Sorry about the long comment - I couldn't find your email.)
Hi from a fellow gardenblogger (at GardenRant and elsewhere). I’m writing on behalf of Mahoney’s Gardens to introduce our new communications to you other bloggers in the region. We have a blog! And it’s part of our brand-new website, too. Also, Facebook and Twitter! So I’ll take it one thing at a time.
Our goal with the new website and blog is to both entertain and educate our readers, and promote the fabulous community of gardening and greening that’s going on all around us (especially in Eastern Mass.). On the blog we’ll run stories about:
• What to do in the garden NOW. Like this article about overseeing lawns: And this one about why Mike Mahoney loves one particular grass seed so much:
• Tips and staff favorites from our in-house experts, plus “Meet the Staff” profiles of the Mahoney’s team
• Great gardening and greening programs and events in the region
• Favorite public gardens to visit (like Tower Hill)
• Reviews of gardening books, magazines, websites, podcasts, TV shows and even movies
• New research findings that’ll help readers
• The latest ideas for gardening sustainably
Here’s what you won’t find on our blog: Advertising copy. Hard sell.
Meet our Blogging Team
• Susan Harris - that’s me - as editor and national blogger. I co-founded the popular national team blog GardenRant and work as a gardening coach. I post twice a week.
• Our local blogger Layanee DeMerchant posts at least weekly. She’s well known to New England gardeners as one of the Garden Guys on Boston radio.
• Our team of Mahoney’s in-house contributors includes Mike Mahoney and Sara diPalermo (so far), and coming soon – our head grower and our garden supplies expert.
• Monthly, we’ll feature Special Guest Bloggers - well known, respected writers and other authorities in gardening, horticulture, or design, most of them New England-based. Coming up soon? Karen Davis Cutler on Narcissi; Colleen Plimpton on her book Mentors in the Garden of Life (with book giveaway!); Jennifer Benner on plants for fall interest and giveaway of her book; Dominique Browning (recently the editor-in-chief of House and Garden Mag) on putting the garden to bed; Carol Stocker of the Globe on creating a tropical conservatory; and Tovah Martin on begonias (they’re HOT!, she tells us.)
How can we help? Tell us what topics you’d like us to cover. Are there any links you’d like to see added to our “blogroll” in the right sidebar? Any other New England gardening experts you’d like to hear from, and about what? Do you have a guest-post up your sleeve yourself? Tell us your idea!
How to follow us: To follow JUST the blog, you can subscribe by email or by RSS. (But you’re a blogger; you already know that.) And please, please leave comments with the URL to your blog so our readers can follow you, and conversations will get started. (Yep, you already we’d love comments – what blogger doesn’t?)
And DO join our Facebook page or Twitter, whichever you prefer. On both you’ll find links to new articles on our blog, new resources on the website, notice of new specials, and announcements of events of interest to our customers - at Mahoney’s and around the region.
That’s all for now. Hope to see you soon online! Susan