Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2021

Busy, busy, busy is the theme of the garden this time of year: lots of weeds to pull, veggies to harvest, seedlings to pot up, seeds to sow, and seeds to collect. It looked like I’d have to skip a Bloom Day post this month, until I came up with the idea of doing something different: a video tour instead of a long series of photos. I hope you’ll forgive the lack of professional quality, as well as my mistakes and sometimes odd pronunciations; it’s not often that I have to say botanical names instead of writing them. I’ll put the plant names after each clip for clarity. Let’s see how this goes….

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2021

The Happy Garden at Hayefield in early June [Nancy J. Ondra/]

Though May was unusually dry here, that situation resolved toward the end of the month, and things were shaping up to be a glorious June. And then this happened…. Read More

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – May 2021

Tiarella cordifolia, Lathyrus vernus 'Filifolius', and Barnhaven Polyanthus primroses at Hayefield in early May [©Nancy J. Ondra/]

Welcome to May at Hayefield, friends! I still have a long way to go in making the most of spring plants here, but as seedlings started years ago are reaching flowering size, I’m gradually making progress. Let’s take a bit of a walkaround to see what’s popping. Read More

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