Author Archives: carolee

About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.

The last onion…

Today marks the last onion available from the 2020 harvest. It’s a “Sterling” and only about the size of a golf ball, but it is still useful and has represented its class well. All the other onions grown last year … Continue reading

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Peas, primulas, posies and more

Taking advantage of the good weather Saturday, a lot of little jobs were done and photographs were taken. The forecast was for heavy rain, followed by a string of frosty nights and for once they were exactly correct. So, the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: May 8, 2021

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning with clear skies and crisp, cool air (44 degrees F) after a thunderstorm moved through last evening. We’ve had several brief showers this past week, which has made it perfect for potting up plants for … Continue reading

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Update: monthly review

A friend noticed that I had forgotten to give the number of plants transplanted from seedling trays into individual pots in April, which was 1,282, bringing the total as of April 30 to 2578. This does not include the plants … Continue reading

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April: Monthly review

Where did April vanish in a flash? What a month of contrasts and confusion. Sunny summer-like days came on the heels of blustery, snow-covered winter blasts, and then vice versa! The daffodils put on quite a show, and began tapering … Continue reading

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In the potager…and OUT!

With the recent cooler spell, most planting has come to a halt. However, there are still lots of jobs to do in the potager. This single photograph has a lot to say. First of all, the north half of the … Continue reading

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Recovery!

The 4″ of heavy snow melted almost entirely in one day, but it was followed by a 25 F night. Surprisingly, there was not as much damage as I expected. The Front Garden doesn’t look too bad, although there are … Continue reading

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April Snow

The forecasters were correct for once, although we really didn’t get much rain at all before it turned into snow as the temperatures fell. By evening, even the tiny, tiny flakes were beginning to form a thin blanket. I’d been … Continue reading

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Spring is surging; time to evaluate the tulips

Spring seems to be in a rush to get everything underway post haste! The early, mid and some of the late tulips are all blooming at once! Suddenly overnight earlier this week, the white lilac, the pear tree, the gooseberries, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: April 10

Welcome to Six on Saturday, where gardeners from about the globe post six things that are happening in their gardens, or plants that make them happy, of just six topics of interest. This idea belongs to The Propagator, so visit … Continue reading

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