Tomorrow is National Public Gardens Day! Following up on last week’s events around Baltimore post, I’m looking to make this a regular post, continuing to share a curated list of exciting garden happenings within driving distance of Baltimore. Feel free to leave a comment if I’m leaving out your favorite nearby public garden or vendor! … More Upcoming Public Garden Events Around Baltimore
There are leaves still on the ground from last Fall, the lawn’s overgrown, and our season’s first flowers (the daffodils and hyacinths) are spent. I guess we can’t be lazy gardeners anymore! Andrew and I spent the weekend raking up leftover leaves from our deck, transplanting some spinach from a deck container to a ground … More Apple Blossoms, Bluebells, and Dogwood’s First Bloom
Hi, everyone! After having a couple friends seek out my advice for garden visits this time of year, I thought I’d try putting together a curated list of special garden happenings within driving distance of Baltimore in the coming weeks. This is not an all-inclusive list so if you’re interested in more events at one … More Garden Events Near Baltimore
Two weeks ago, Andrew, his mom, and I had a chance to explore the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, catching the very last day of their 2018 Spring Flower display. It was Andrew’s and my first time to the conservatory (not counting a short visit to the grounds for a wedding … More Rawlings Conservatory Visit — Spring Flower Display
I think (hope) we’re finally past the threat of frost, and even though it’s about 2 weeks later than last year, many of our plants are making their comeback.
Here’s what’s currently happening in our garden… … More It’s finally looking like Spring!
About a month ago, Andrew and I went with his mom to Longwood Gardens for the Mum festival, which means we have officially experienced all four seasons at Longwood! I haven’t considered myself a fan of mums but I’d seen some photos from the festival and the colors were so striking that I knew I … More Longwood Gardens Visit — Fall Mum Festival
A couple weekends ago, Andrew and I went with some friends to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. There’s surprisingly a lot to do here including multiple guided tours in the house and around the grounds and we were kept busy trying to fit it all in! … More Monticello and Garden Visit
Happy first day of Fall! It’s 80 degrees today but some leaves are just starting to change color here in Baltimore and local stores have been stocked with questionable pumpkin flavor combinations for weeks so Fall it must be!
Our garden is certainly seeing a bit of a change as we get later into the growing season. Our zucchini, soybeans, and muskmelon are now done but we still have plenty to keep us busy! … More September Blooms and Harvests
In early August, my mom gifted us a beautiful tropical milkweed plant, which has apparently been quite popular with the monarchs. We planted it in our backyard already aware of a couple monarch butterfly eggs on the plant. I spotted our first monarch caterpillar of the year on August 11 and went back to the plant every day afterwards to make sure he was still accounted for. … More Monarchs and Milkweed
We harvested our last zucchini in July before a combination of squash vine borers and later squash bugs prevented any healthy new fruits from forming and I took the plants out. Before our zucchini season was cut short, we were able to get about a dozen zucchini and with those, we tested out a few … More From Garden to Table — Zucchini