Monthly Archives: August 2013

What’s Blooming in August

Did you ever wonder what blooms in August? We’ve put together a summary of some of the flowers and trees that bloom in Zone 5 in August:

  • Asters
  • Balloon Flowers
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Coreposis
  • Dalia
  • Phlox
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Roses: all types and colors (salmon, red, yellow, pink, white, peach)
  • Shasta daisies
  • Zinnias

In addition, annuals and garden plants are out in full force.  Vegetables that are ready for picking in August include: jalapeno peppers, peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, corn, zucchini and beans.

Some varieties of apples are ready by the end of the month.

August is typically harvesting time for tobacco in Connecticut.  Plan to see lots of slow-moving tractors on the roads, and be patient. 🙂

Be sure to look at our picture calendar for August:

August 2013

Happy gardening. 🙂

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Football Food Ideas

Football season is here!  Check out our simple ideas for foods to serve on game day.


  • Chips and dip
  • Crock pot of kielbasa
  • Nachos
  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Veggie tray with dip

Main Meals:

  • Barbecue  chicken
  • Buffalo chicken wings
  • Burgers
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Grilled chicken
  • Grinders: meatball, cold cut, chicken parm
  • Hot dogs
  • Lasagna
  • Tacos


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School paper bin

Where to put papers from school

Not sure where to keep all of the papers that come home from school?  Consider setting up a temporary bin.

When the kids come home, get into the habit of emptying their backpacks.

1.  Keep Homework on the table.
2.  Take a look at your child’s finished work.  If you need to save it, just place it in the bin.
Our bin is 12 x 12, and about 6 inches deep.  When the bin fills up, we sort through it by:
– Tossing papers that we don’t need
– Saving the best ones for our scrapbook.

3.  We also keep a bright-colored folder in the bin.  Use this to keep special papers like: school lunch menu, Scholastic book flyers, upcoming school events etc.

Happy organizing!

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