Happy spring, folks! Things are popping out all over in the garden, and I’m delighted to see them, but my main focus right now is still on sowing seeds. Based on the number of orders — and questions — I’ve been getting, it’s an ongoing project for many of you too. So instead of doing Bloom Day this month, I’ve been working on a series of pages related to the seed-sowing process here at Hayefield. Read More
A few weeks ago, an extended cold snap that ended with a light frost on the last night of summer nearly brought the growing season here to a screeching halt before fall even arrived. Fortunately, an extensive and well-deployed collection of blankets, tarps, sheets, and towels helped me get nearly everything through the chill, and the recent milder weather has truly been a gift. For this Bloom Day, I offer you a sampling of my October favorites for flowers, foliage, and fruits and seedheads here at Hayefield.