March 31, 2020

Archives for September 2012

Zucchini Pizza Bake

This is one of those recipes that just sort of happened because I had zucchini (lots of zucchini) and pizza sauce on hand. Therefore, the amounts are up to you. If you want to make a small one for … [Read more...]

Sage Secret

There's a lot to love in the land of Salvia, the largest genus in the mint family, and one of the loveliest in the land is Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Enigma.' Known as the anise-scented salvia, 'Blue … [Read more...]

Shaking and Breaking in the Land of Assumption

• By John F. Chisholm • My Daimler has been an education.  Not in every way you'd imagine, either.  In fact, old cars in general are fascinating subjects.  They're surprising in many ways that hold … [Read more...]

Fiery Sword

It's easy to forget to plant summer-flowering bulbs in the spring, what with all our attention usually on getting seeds, seedlings and perennials in the ground. But then you wouldn't have something as … [Read more...]

Beach Bell

Along Maine's lengthy coastline, one can find a host of plants that grow only along the shore. That includes Mertensia maritima, also called seaside bluebells as well as oysterleaf or oyster plant. … [Read more...]

In Love with Spuds

• By Janine Pineo • The unpretentious potato isn't the most glamorous of vegetables. I've lived due south of potato country all my life and never really had a penchant for spuds -- until last … [Read more...]

Master of the Garden

If there's one thing a fuchsia can do, it would be to attract attention. So it is with Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt,' a cultivar introduced in 1905. With its perfectly tubular coral-red … [Read more...]

Feast for the Eyes

Mention oregano and images of savory Italian dishes probably pop into your head. But once you've grown Origanum 'Kent Beauty,' another image will be there: elegant cascades of hop-like flowers … [Read more...]

Terrific Tapestry

There's nothing like a tree peony to put on a show, dropping jaws with its impressive flowers. So it is with Paeonia suffruticosa 'Kamatanishiki,' introduced from Japan in 1893. Described as … [Read more...]

Once in a Blue Moon

The story goes like this: Someone happened to notice this plant growing near the nursery at the New England Wildflower Society. It was a new cultivar of Phlox divaricata, or wild blue phlox or … [Read more...]