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Six on Saturday-Nov. 4

Frost has come a few times to central Indiana, sometimes light, sometimes heavy but often enough that the annuals have all turned brown.  I’d love to report that I’ve trimmed all the death and destruction from the gardens and moved it … Continue reading

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Things I should have known by now

At my advanced age, the number of things that I haven’t yet learned (or have forgotten) is still surprising.  Here’s a few of yesterday’s revelations: Cleaning the Front Island, which is located around and under black walnut trees, without a hard hat … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Sept 23

I’m back!  You may not have missed me, but my gardens certainly did!  While I was having a marvelous time in Normandy this month, apparently it did not rain at all until the day before I returned.  I’d put away … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Sept 2

We’ve definitely turned a page on the calendar.  August was the driest in 120 years, and the gardens are showing it.  However, there are still some bright spots to celebrate on this Saturday.  First of all, one of my favorite … 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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A Melon Comparison

Last year, I grew “Golden Crown” watermelon (78 days) which was a 1991 AAS winner.  Because I grow in raised beds, and I don’t want vines spilling across the paths, so a compact melon works best.  And, there are only … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Aug. 12

Can it be Saturday already?  Apparently it is, so here are my six selections for this week.  Having been away at the Garden Writers’ conference for a week, the garden was unsupervised, but behaved surprisingly well!  I was delighted to … Continue reading

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