15 minute posts,  easy on the words,  gardening,  Tis the Season

Dear Garden

Hello rainy wet backyard garden. You are so pretty and overgrown.


It’s going to be a citrus-tastic spring I see. Your branches are heavy with fruit and we still have months to go until Spring.

garden view

So green, so lush, so in need of some tender-loving care. If only I had the days to while away with you…

springing into winter

The tangelos are turning color already.


The tomatoes are sadly draining of color. I miss them already.

rotting tomatoes

I might get a few more slices for breakfast here and there but they just aren’t the same as summer…Oh summer, you were so good to us this year.

Mt. Cherry Tomato

Someone needs to let Mt. Cherry Tomato know that summer is over. That’s a whole lotta effort for nothing.

what is this called again?

Oh Hello Beauty! What are you good for? I do nothing and you thrive and thrive and thrive. If only I could make jam with your berries.


garden helper

My little helper will miss you too. She will NOT like being an apartment kitty I think. Maybe we’ll leash train her. Ha.

tangelo tree

Sigh…Oh Garden, I’m going to miss you when I move. It’s hard to get excited about you now that I know that you won’t be mine forever. I hope whoever has you next loves you as much as I do.


  • grandma ladybug

    you need to start now with the leash training or she will think you are killing her with the weight of the harness

  • Linda

    I also thought move what did I miss. June at least gives you time to get organised. Have you decided where you want to go

  • Amy

    Is that ONE cherry tomato plant? Wow, it must be nice to have a growing season longer than the approximately 6.3 hours we get here in Maine!

  • Cathy

    As someone who reads your blog (almost, but not quite) religiously, I was also wondering if I’d missed something about a move- exciting! But I can fully understand how you will miss that garden -it’s so lovely, even in the not-summer.

  • Canadian in Glasgow

    Wait…what? Moving? BUT I LIVE THROUGH YOUR GARDEN!!! I live in a city centre flat. Sigh.

    Every single one of those photos made me green with envy.

    Also, I kill plants. No matter how much I try. I kill them.

    Another sigh.


  • KelleyD

    Man oh Man I wish I had your citrus trees! Maryland just doesn’t have the right climate for outdoor citrus though! Been debating getting some of those dwarf citruses for a couple years now, and now that I have a house to put them in, I might actually really consider it! {although my husband will prooooobably hate it! he thinks I have enough plants as it is! :) }