Radishes with Raw Honey

I planted radishes in my garden for the first time this year, and they have done extremely well.  Now, I am not a big radish lover, as a kid I was would always make the point of picking them off of my salads.  Actually, come to think of it, I still do that as an…

The Herb Garden

My summers are a often spent in a constant state of transition – one week here, one week there, an other few days here, a couple day back there again – you get the idea, and my gardening tends to reflect this repeated stage of flux.  Luckily Vermont tends towards the rainier side of things…

Grilled Potatoes with Chard

This au gratin inspired dish is arranged into a potato rosette, sitting on a bed of sautéed chard and mushrooms, and sprinkled with a sharp cheddar cheese.  It falls short of being an au gratin since the top of the dish will not brown on the grill, but its rich cheese and potato flavors mimic…

Annuals

As part of my Mother’s Day gift each year I plant the summer annuals.  While my Mom enjoys the annual flowers, she does not particularly care for coordinating or planting the annuals.  So each year I plant three window-boxes, a couple hanging baskets, and a couple deck planters for her. I have learned that the…

Tulips

Tulips or Tulipa Each Fall, when the time for spring bulb planting comes around, the age long question of to plant tulips? or not to plant tulips? careens around in my head.  In my rational mind, I’m thinking, ” fat, well feed, chipmunks” and “they’re not likely to come back next year,” but then I…

Narcissus

One of the first thing to surface in my garden each Spring are the daffodils.  That honor used to be held by the crocus, but I finally conceded that war to the chipmunks.  Each Fall I plant one or two new variety of daffodil bulbs, and each Spring I anxiously wait for them to surface….

The Autumn Crocus

I was out in the yard yesterday, getting those last few things in the garden ready for the snow, when stumbled across this delicate purple flower peeking out through the leaves.  A few years ago I planted some autumn blooming croci along the front walk.  For the first year or two they did really well,…