It was an odd year in the garden. After losing the pear tree last year, there’s been a hole in the landscape that we’re not quite sure how to fill. For this year, anyway, we just decided to throw some seed down and see how things went. As far as the zinnias were concerned, it went very well indeed. I took cuttings all summer long, and now, in fall, we still have a healthy, bushy plant. I’m still on the hunt for a pear-tree replacement (lilac? pear again? birch?), but am happy with the interim.
My husband, Greg, and I are co-founders of SCF, which chronicles what we eat, drink and grow as we raise our daughter on a tiny plot of land in the Lower Hudson Valley.