Elizabeth Hunter

Box Turtle

Elizabeth Hunter

The work around the homestead has the double result of clearing the present and revealing the past. more

Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM From the Farm 1 Comments


Elizabeth Hunter

When you plant, think like the species of tree you’re putting into a hole, and about its future there. more

Feb 23, 2015 1:48 PM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

The color has life throughout the growing year, and beyond. more

Jan 7, 2015 2:49 PM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

The magic of seeds goes beyond their amazing numbers and viability. They’re also, in many cases, simply beautiful. more

Oct 15, 2014 4:43 PM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

The challenges facing the monarchs and the wild bees bring illumination and duty to protect what we put in peril. more

Oct 14, 2014 4:23 PM From the Farm


Elizabeth Hunter

In what might be called the “garden whisperer” approach, there’s much to be said for letting the plants have a role in the plans. more

Aug 14, 2014 8:58 AM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

May the stories and fables of childhood that helped form our patterns of life continue to gently steer new generations. more

Aug 4, 2014 12:00 AM From the Farm

Castor Oil Plant

Elizabeth Hunter

The plant’s poisonous seeds don’t preclude growing “something out of maurice sendak’s imagination.” more

Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

Easy to grow, easy to keep and easy to look at, bearded irises have a long history of beauty. more

Apr 17, 2014 10:04 AM Mountain Garden 2 Comments

Pieces of lives are just that until someone stands back, considers and stitches them into a living, breathing whole. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM From the Farm

From assessing (don’t plant too closely) to zucchini (don’t let them get as big as ball bats), here’s how to grow better. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

Big Butterfly Day

Elizabeth Hunter

Simple drawings have come to be a way to recognize what each day affords, whether it invokes joy or weepiness. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM From the Farm

Judy Carson

Elizabeth Hunter

A small memorial garden gets a new life 15 years later. more

May 1, 2013 12:00 AM From the Farm

As with most any undertaking, you get out of a garden what you put into it. more

Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

Farmer's Market

Elizabeth Hunter

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? —Mother Goose Rhyme/tongue-twister more

Jan 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

With heat or without, they’re tasty, versatile and pretty easy to grow. more

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

A combination of relentless critter attacks and sustained weather extremes leads to . . . a $50 salad! And to other rewards as well, including plans for next growing season. more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

Who, especially in an area surrounded by woods, could resist a shade-loving fall-flowering plant that looks like spring? more

Sep 1, 2012 11:28 AM Mountain Garden

One of my goals as a gardener is to find long-term solutions to perennial problems. more

Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

A neglected spot and its nearly forgotten planting provide a delightful lesson in delayed gratification. more

Feb 22, 2012 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

Crab Spider

Elizabeth Hunter

It’s not just for sustenance, but too for exercise, drinking in life and beauty, and maintaining humility. more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

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