Category Archives: seeds

Welcome, Crocus!

  I am thrilled to announce that there are finally blooms in the garden!  After weeks of cold temperatures and heavy rain, we are blessed with two days of sunshine…in a row!  According to my journal, February to date was … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 17

After an eternal January, February seems to be obligingly whizzing by.  Even though winter still holds forth on this frosty morn, there are glimpses of spring and the number of gardening opportunities increases each day.  Soon there will be garden … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 10

It’s another dreary Saturday, although yesterday our snow cover melted…again.  Temps are turning colder and more snow is on the way, so just losing our snow doesn’t mean winter is ending.  So I tend the indoor seedlings in the basement … Continue reading

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In Olden Days

With all of the recent blogs about seed starting and plant buying, it makes me wonder how in the world my grandmother managed to harvest anything!  I don’t recall her starting anything indoors except a jar of sweet potato starts.  … 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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Six on Saturday: Dec 9

I’m feeling very grateful on this Saturday.  FINALLY, all 1,000 bulbs are in the ground, safely tucked away before our first snowfall arrived this morning.  Thankfully, my back has returned to normal, which also allowed me to drag out the … 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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