Tomato Fresh Salsa Hybrid – Perfect Bruschetta Tomato!

Summer means bruschetta, salsa and fresh sliced tomatoes…right? But somehow the tomatoes I grew were never quite right for the bruschetta I loved to make…..until now! When I saw that Burpee Seed Co. had a tomato called “Fresh Salsa Hybrid” I imagined plump, firm, flavorful tomatoes that weren’t so juicy they watered down my bruschetta. And when I saw they… Read more →

A Secret Garden to Love….

A simple house on a busy street, a walk along the drive and suddenly….an unexpected surprise! It’s hard to believe the garden that unfolds in this unlikely space. Fifteen years in the making, the gardener and mom lovingly added little “rooms” as a place for her large family to have quiet spots to read or relax. Vintage pieces placed throughout… Read more →

Rose Time Garden Party

It’s that time again! Rose season…when roses spring forth and add color and scent to the garden. Each year two Jeanne LaJoie miniature climbers, planted in 1999,  climb up our deck top and turn the whole deck into a literal rose cave! Never pruned, they sprawl wherever we  tie the long canes. Where we can’t tie them, I hold them… Read more →