The Garden Bustle

So much is happening in the garden that I don’t even know where to start! Our landscape crew from Lighthouse Landscape Designs arrived with the excavator and Bobcat and began the grading process in the backyard. They laid the gravel base for the retaining wall and expect to begin setting the wall in the next day or two.

My Favorite (Fall) Things

Today was one of those perfect autumn days that takes my breath away: cool, crisp air; pale-golden beams of sunlight slanting through the firs; the scent of damp alder leaves wafting up as I raked them into piles to toss on the vegetable garden.

Festival Spotlights Local Pumpkins

Courtesy Allison Smith Greenbelt, Maryland, uses locally grown jack-o’-lanterns to give seasonal flair to its forest preservation program. They may not be Charlie Brown’s anticipated Great Pumpkin, which gives presents to good boys and girls, but the pumpkins at the Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival in Maryland do an even greater deed by involving the community in […]

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