Documenting my garden exploits in Swampscott, Massachusetts

I moved to Swampscott, MA (Zone 6a) in 2006 and at the end of the summer decided my yard looked like a disorganized mess.  So I started digging up lawn and planting a few flowers and shrubs.  At this point, I've removed about half the turf and planted a bunch more.  It's still a disorganized mess, but now it's my garden!

I've had limited success finding information about gardening in Massachusetts.  I've found great stuff in many places, but I can't find other novice home gardeners dealing with my conditions all in one place (small yard, pollution, winters, ocean breezes, clay, dogs, and kids).  So I thought I might start a site talking about my trials and errors (mostly errors), and maybe help some new gardeners out one day.

I also want to start keeping a document (a journal) of the things I've done for my own record-keeping.  I'm starting to have trouble remembering what I planted where, so for the sake of my own sanity, thought I should start writing it down.

My apologies if you thought this site has anything to do with gardening in a swamp. Though here's a picture of a frog in my garden, attempting to disguise my sump hose and gas pipe.



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