Driven by our tastebuds and stomach, one summer sojourn our family will make is to explore the variety of foods grown locally or caught by watermen throughout the state of Maryland.  Our travel guide will be Lucie L. Snodgrass’s new book Dishing Up Maryland.  I attended her book signing last night with my friend Anne, and [...]


  I have been doing some freelancing for Washington Parent Magazine.   The first article is in the June publication and lists five venues a little off the beaten track, and ready for exploring here in the mid-atlantic.   Here is the link to the article. Just Beyond the Beltway a Short Ride to Summer Adventures.   Enjoy and look for [...]


June 9th, 2010

Unanticipated Garden Joys

Each spring I find something that surprises me in the garden.  This year there have been many unexpected blessings.  The first is  tall and always brings a smile when I venture among the flowers.   Introduced about five years ago,  then disappeared.  Now present,  sometimes causes me to catch my breath.    I hope with the right care and [...]


Please respect the time, effort and thought that went into the creation of this website.
Please contact mary@theabundantbackyard.com for permission to share its content. Thank you!

Copyright © The Abundant Backyard. All rights reserved.
All black and white gardening images courtesy Garden Services
Website design by Slice Interactive