Category Archives: garden books

Rainy day reading

Monday morning was a perfect day for planting.  Our forecast for the next 10 days is excellent in terms of temperatures, so the babies were set in their designated places in the potager.  Aspabroc (shown left,)”Gonzales Mini-Cabbage,” “Katrina” and “Primero” … Continue reading

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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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