Category Archives: edible flowers

Respect your Elder!

I’ve said often that June is my favorite month.  The weather has settled, the flowers are blooming, and the bounty of the potager is flowing into the kitchen.  But it’s the elder that makes this month so special to me.  … 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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Entertaining Is So Easy!

Although I am happy to be a hermit in the potager and gardens, D is a very social creature who loves being surrounded by people.  We compromise happily by doing a lot of entertaining in the summer, when the potager … Continue reading

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But if you deadhead…..

After expounding upon the merits of deadheading in a recent post, it occurs to me that I need to also present another side of the issue.  Deadheading does produce more flowers overall, and does keep the plants and the gardens … Continue reading

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Flower Shortbread and Deadheading

There are many good reasons to deadhead.  For those of you new to gardening, deadheading is the removal of faded flowers.  The first reason is that it immediately makes a garden look fresher, tidier, and happier.  Here’s a tiny corner … Continue reading

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Free seeds!

My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently.  As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership.  If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do.  Not only will … Continue reading

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Nasturtium Revival

It was 47 degrees this morning, the coolest temperatures we’ve had since May.  Overnight, it feels like autumn, with a brisk breeze pulling golden leaves from the black walnut trees in a continual shower.  I can feel my “end of … Continue reading

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