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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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Random thoughts

A pretty day, after a couple of days of much-needed rain fell, so I finally became disgusted enough with the view of the potager to do something about it. The two potted “Juliet” grape tomatoes that have produced a quart … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

Someone asked me if I really thought going to the trouble of covering “tender” crops before a frost was worth the effort. I reported in an earlier post that our first frost occurred on October 5, but that it was … Continue reading

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First Frost…

Our average first frost here is October 5, and surprisingly it arrived exactly on that date! I’d covered some things for a possible frost on Friday night, but it didn’t get that cold. The covers were left on Saturday, a … Continue reading

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Summer arrives…

Summer sneaked up on me this year. Of course, with temps in the 90’s it felt as if it were here before the actual day arrived, but it didn’t really register in my mind. Unnoticed, there was no celebration of … Continue reading

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The Cutting Garden expands

The Cutting Garden began its life as rather an afterthought. The loader had scraped away soil to level the surface for the potager, using it to fill the low northeast corner so the Lady Cottage could sit level. This left … 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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