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.

Let the Transplanting begin!

  D had to make the long trip to the city (Indy) so I took advantage of his need by combining it with a trip to the greenhouse supply store on the south side.  He would have preferred to take … Continue reading

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It’s SOW exciting!

  It’s time to do the third round of indoor seeding for the 2019 season!  I’ll admit, the first round (shown above 8 days after seeding) was a “not really motivated, not ready for the commitment, but know I’ll be … Continue reading

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Snowy days can lead to trouble!

Too many snowy days can lead to trouble!  The indoor job list has no appeal.  It’s too nasty to venture outdoors.  The lure of the computer beckons.  Temptation fills page after page.  “I’m only going to window shop,” one assures … Continue reading

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Lemon Rice Pudding

This is one of my favorite desserts, especially this time of year when it’s bleak and gray outside.  The initial recipe was from a friend at church in Rockford, IL. way back in 1972, or so.  As an herb lover, … Continue reading

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Conversation?

   We’ve had another snow which brings more quiet time; time for reading, baking, cooking, thinking, and most of all time for visiting blogs.  To me, one of the great aspects of blogs, and especially those about gardening, is the … Continue reading

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Chamomile for Lawns/Yawns!

    While there are two types of chamomile, generally the annual “German” (Matricaria recutita) chamomile is the most used.  It has tall (15-18”) stems of dainty white daisy flowers that are used for teas, culinary, and medicinal purposes.  If … Continue reading

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Herbs for Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, it’s time to prepare some of the herbal “remedies” that will help romance blossom.  Here are some of my favorite romantic herbs:    Roses are perhaps the first herb that comes to mind for romance, and … Continue reading

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