Category Archives: monthly review

November in Review

Colder than normal, and very little sunshine best describes the 2018 November.  As I age, I find I’m less inclined to work outdoors in foul weather.  Waiting for an elusive sunny day, the November outdoor job list received little attention.  … Continue reading

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October Monthly Review

October began with adding pumpkins and the wooden pumpkins along the potager fence, as you can see above.  Orange is my happy color, so adding more of it to all the gardens is always a fun task.    For the … Continue reading

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September Review

  September already seems like a blur!  Overall we had great weather, with ample rain and reasonable temperatures.  September is not the hectic harvest month that July and August are, but there was a nice variety of crops harvested:  Italian … Continue reading

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End of August review

August has never been my favorite month, not sure why but it’s usually hot, the kids go back to school, the garden is normally winding down a bit.  Things grow a tad more slowly and the greens change from emeralds … Continue reading

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July in Review

  July has been a fun month, although there were really, really hot dry days mixed in with a few cool “September feel” days, and now ending with two days of lovely, gentle soaking rains.  The weather always seems to … Continue reading

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June Review

  It seems June flew by in a whiz, so it’s good to take a moment to look back and review, and evaluate how the gardens fared this month.   After a very dry April and May, June had enough well-spaced … Continue reading

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May’s End Views

  As May slips to an end, it is most appropriate to feature the star of the Deck Garden, the prolific, no-care “May Queen” Shasta.  I love these simple daisies, so abundant that cutting daily bouquets barely makes a dent … Continue reading

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