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Short reports: Dahlias

  My visions of “Dallying with Dahlias” are beginning to come to realization.  The first of the dahlias are beginning to bloom.  As you may recall, there were two batches of dahlias:  the tubers saved from last year’s order from … Continue reading

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Dallying with Dahlias

Now that the plan for the vegetable portion of the potager is fairly well in hand, it’s time to focus again on the flowers.  A bit of thought was given to flowers way back in early October, when it was … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Dahlias

You may be surprised to know that my last two posts (“Reclaiming A Garden Update” and “Now that Frost has come…”) were actually published while I was in Europe!  Isn’t technology amazing?  We made our annual journey to visit our … Continue reading

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First Seeding 2020

Finally, the first three seeding flats are sown! Now that the “ice has been broken,” I find myself thinking of the coming season much more often, with more excitement as the days pass (even though there is snow on the … Continue reading

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A Year in the Potager thru Pix

  This was the potager in January, when it was below zero even during some of the daytime hours!  It was too cold to finish the garden clean-up.  There were only quick trips to get flats from the greenhouse for … Continue reading

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Dahlia Update, long overdue

Remember way back when, when I ranted in a post about my disappointment in the Swan Island dahlias I ordered? If not, you can see it here! Well, it’s now December, and time to reflect on last year’s successes and … Continue reading

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October in Review

October always brings the biggest, fastest transition in the potager. Early in the month, the beds are still lush and full. Production is still high and the preserving of the produce fills more time than the gardening. The only planting … Continue reading

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If You Came to My Garden Party…

I hosted a garden party this month, which partly explains the lack of blog posts. If you came to my garden party, here’s some of what you would have seen. September has been extraordinarily pretty, but very dry. In preparation … Continue reading

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May in Review

  The photo for May shows that the beds are filling, but also reflects the excessive amount of rain we’ve experienced through the yellowing of many of the plants.  Some of the garlics are beginning to suffer, especially those in … Continue reading

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12th Seeding

  The potager’s beds are filling up fast, as many transplants were planted in the past two SUNNY days!  Hopefully today more direct seeding will occur, and the lower parts of the lawn can be mowed before the next rains … Continue reading

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