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.

Italian Dandelions

I admit it, I’m a sucker for something “new” in the seed catalogs.  I say “new” because sometimes an offering has been around for a while, but it didn’t catch my eye at the time, or I wasn’t interested right … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Aug 11

  It’s early August in north central Indiana, but it feels more like October!  There was a heavy mist enclosing all of nature, and a dew so heavy that it required rubber boots and a sweater.  Not a leaf was … Continue reading

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Anniversary!

     Yesterday, August 7th marked the 3rd anniversary of my first blog post!  What a surprise and pleasure it has turned out to be!  Nearly 200 posts and 2,000 comments later, I’ve come to cherish each and every one of … Continue reading

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August pleasures

  Admission time….this began as a “Six on Saturday” post, and now it’s Tuesday!  Blame it on my photo card reader dying with no time to go to town for a replacement, or on the elderberries being ready to pick, … Continue reading

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August possibilities

August has never been a favorite month.  It’s a signal that summer is nearly finished.  Most gardens are winding down.  Over the years at my herb farm, it was always the most disappointing business-wise.  Few people wanted to purchase plants … Continue reading

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July in Review

  July has been a fun month, although there were really, really hot dry days mixed in with a few cool “September feel” days, and now ending with two days of lovely, gentle soaking rains.  The weather always seems to … Continue reading

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Coming back…

  after vacation is always a let-down.  While you were away, the weeds had a field day, inviting all their friends to join them in paths that were neat and tidy before you left!  A big storm that went through … Continue reading

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