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.

Six on Saturday: April 21

  A welcome day of warmth yesterday resulted in lots of changes and some accomplishments.  The major goal was getting the 370 violas planted along the edges of the potager’s central paths.  It may not look impressive to you, but … Continue reading

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Anticipation!

  The birdbath is frozen solid and frost covers the lawn, but the sun is shining and the forecast is wonderful:  above freezing and no snow or rain for the next five…that’s 5, FIVE fabulous, fantastic, freeze-free days ahead!!!!  It’s … Continue reading

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Another “last of…”

Poor (no, make that BAD, disgusting, cold, wet, frustrating) weather gives one too much time to think!  You may recall that the last of the 2017 season carrots were eaten the last day of March.  Today, the last of the … Continue reading

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Wrong again!

Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees!  So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-April 7

It’s April?    Are we sure?  These crocus seem doubtful.  Yes, it snowed again last night.  And the miniature daffodils   in the fairy garden seem to be perplexed as well.  Maybe it’s partially because the fairy houses that make … Continue reading

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“Ap PEAS ment”

Appeasement:  bringing about a state of peace, quiet or contentment; conciliatory action that satisfies or soothes… The sun is shining.  The daffodils are blooming. The first planting of snow peas is emerging. I am planting shelling peas. I am ap-PEAS-ed!

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An April 1 Comparison

Many of us are complaining about the absence of Spring.  The continuing Winter  is playing havoc with succession planting plans, and throwing a wrench into forecasted total production tallies.  The potager is beginning its third season.  On April 1st in … Continue reading

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