Category Archives: garden books

Onions…Crying for Joy!

For over thirty years I grew onions from sets, just as my grandmother and mother had.  White ones for using over the summer and early fall; yellow ones for storage.  I never saw red ones until I went to college.  … Continue reading

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Basil Seed Caviar

It’s funny sometimes how memories click in.  While sorting various basil seeds into the seed box (see “Winter Projects” post for more on that) a memory of gardening author Jim Wilson’s visit to my herb farm years ago flashed.  He … Continue reading

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Two Great Gifts

I know it’s getting down to the wire, but if there are gardeners on your shopping list may I suggest two gifts that I adore, and have found extremely helpful to my aging muscles.     The first has been … Continue reading

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Tired of Waiting!

Tired of waiting, tired of waiting, so tired of waiting…for Spring!  It’s been two steps forward, one step back over and over again.  I clear and tidy, and then wish I hadn’t because the temperature plummets again.  Last year I’d … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Our Winter

As the snow falls and temperatures hover between teens and just below freezing, there’s nothing that I need to do in the gardens.  Oh, there’s lots I COULD (Should?) be doing to facilitate next year’s success (And this time of … Continue reading

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Searching for Spring

Searching for spring takes keen eyes, so it’s a good thing I just had cataract surgery.  Otherwise, these tiny tips just pushing through the soil might have been overlooked.  After a long walk-about in the sunshine today, those few little … Continue reading

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