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Visit the gardens and antiques collection of James Cramer of Seven Gates Farm. $36.00 Each + shipping Hardcover 136 Pages

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    James Cramer

  • The Gardens & Accoutrements of

    James CramerSPRING....................................................................................................10Rejuvenation

    SUMMER ............................................................................................50A bountiful harvest

    FALL ..............................................................................................................84Abounding color

    WINTER.............................................................................................108The ground at rest

  • White Forsythia

    White Clematis

  • In the back garden the four Cherry trees are one of

    the first signs of spring.

  • Previous Page: Vegetable plants and a seed tray filled with sprinkler heads are ready for spring planting and watering in the vegetable garden.

    White geraniums are getting an early start before their next stage, which will be to plant them in containers in the white garden.

  • GARDEN TOOLS

    These are make-do seed sowers. Note the onewith the funnel added to the top.

  • BEE KEEPING

    Hand woven bee skeps make a textured element in the garden. One of my favorite finds is this homemade beekeeping outfit found at a Nashville antique show. Made from window screen and old muslin. Look for different styles of bee skeps, such as rye grass with wire wrapping, straw with splint wrapping and my earthy one, woven twig covered with mud.

  • Screened boxes for shipping bees.

  • It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in em, said Captain Jim. When I ponder on them seeds I dont find it nowise hard to believe that weve got souls

    thatll live in other worlds. You couldnt hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone color and scent, if you hadnt

    seen the miracle, could you? ~ L.M. Montgomery, Annes House of Dreams.

    The hot days of Summer are great for growing vegetables and flowers. Some days it is just too hot to work in the garden so I go out and get an early start in the morning.

    The containers Ive planted with perennials are looking great but they require a lot of water in the Summer so I like to also plant a lot of containers full of succulents.

    I see a lot of new growth on the boxwoods, and this is the time of year that I trim them to keep them round. If they are trimmed in late Fall the winter cold nips them and you have burn spots. If they are trimmed now, the new growth gets nipped and you can trim that off in Summer.

    One of the most rewarding jobs in the garden during the Summer months is gathering the tomatoes, peppers and other mature vegetables to take inside for a nice salad later. Typically farmers think of Fall as the season of harvest but for a gardener it is Summer. The herbs are about ready to gather and hang to dry.

    Summer

  • The dark purple blooms of a tree peonie.

    A chicken feeder filled with Irish Moss and Vine plants hangs above the chicken house.

  • A lettuce sign hangs over the outdoor kitchen shelf.

  • ARTFUL STONE& CONCRETE

    Old grinding stones stacked to make an artful vignette.

    Straddle stones from England were used to hold grain buildings off the ground, and keeping the rodents at bay. Today they make giant mushrooms in the garden.

  • Signs

    Looking for old garden signs is a passion of mine. Its all about what they say - from the simple Apples for sale, sign to, Caution

    Cattle Crossing.

  • Cast Iron Eagle

    Bird Aviary

    Stone Sundial

  • Garden Clothes

    When you find old gardening clothes, you think about how many times they were worn, patched over and over and faded to an old patina from washing and love - like a good pair of jeans we wear today.

  • Previous Page: Antique hand-stitched garden hat. Garden apron and apron made to tie around your legs. This Page: Garden gloves for trimming roses and bee keeping.