Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The End

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's a strange night tonight for the first day of July. I just walked Karl the Wonder Dog down the road until he smelled a bear and balked at walking any further. It was apparent to me that the weatherman had missed again. 52 degrees and damp from repeated days of heavy rain just doesn't feel like summer. The rivers are very high, the ground squooshes, and the fungus that wiped out people and plants during the Potato Famine is upon us again. I don't think the fact that this is the first time I ever planted Irish Cobbler potatoes has anything to do with the current fungus problem but first time gardeners will surely be disappointed; some will be hungry.

I have been thinking about this blog for some time. I started it in mid November 2006, a couple months after we purchased 5 acres for a new nursery. My intention was to use Vermont Gardens as a means of demonstrating how a nursery can grow from the ground up. My intentions were great and some of the information was probably helpful but the fact is, time is shorter than ever now and two blogs must become one.

I have decided to let Vermont Gardens snooze for a while while I move all blogging to The Vermont Gardener . I know this will disappoint some folks but five acres of nursery is a lot for Gail and me and I am neglecting both blogs now. Readers deserve regular commentary and picture highlights and I must meet my commitment.

So for those of you who have joined the conversation at Vermont Gardens, please take a regular look at The Vermont Gardener. It's the same "me", the same wonderful dog, the same mountain above Peacham Pond, the same piece of Vermont that lures many to live here.

If you have comments or questions, send them along and I'll try to respond as I always do. And if you get a chance, stop and visit us on US Route 2 , just half a mile outside Marshfield Village in a nice part of Vermont. 802-426-3506 at the nursery, 802-426-3505 at home after 6 and before I start snoring, and by email just anytime at for me or to Gail's attention at

Thanks for your dedication and participation. I'm not a bleeding heart (pictured above), I just like Dicentra a lot. These are about finished for this year but their fine colors will stay in our memory until next year.

Writing from the mountain above Peacham Pond where the rain has started again.

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
Vermont Flower Farm A site to enjoy and even order good plants from!

1 comment:

Elle said...

I love Bleeding Hearts! Your photos are great! Thanks for the post!