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Six on Saturday: July 4th 2020

Happy July 4th! It’s a glorious day here in Indiana! Hard to limit to six for this Saturday, because the daylilies are opening everywhere, the potager’s plants are becoming loaded with produce, and everywhere I look there is color and … Continue reading

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June 2020: Monthly review

2020 will be a memorable year simply because of Covid, but I’m beginning to think it will also be one that I’ll recall as one of the prettiest. Last year we had such a wet, wet spring that most field … Continue reading

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And suddenly it’s JULY!

Outdoors, it definitely FEELS like July, or maybe even the hot, hot days of August! The melons, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are springing into action with pounds of fruit setting on and vines climbing to the moon. But it’s the … Continue reading

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Today’s changes

Just knew it was too good to last! The nice shower we got over the weekend was apparently enough to soften the soil so the Japanese beetles could emerge, and out they came. I saw this one on a rose … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 27, 2020

For this Six on Saturday, we’re focusing on the food! It’s nearly the end of June, but the potager seems more like Mid-May in some ways. The crops are lagging behind “normal.” In checking past journals, “normally” by now I’m … Continue reading

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To Bean, or not to Bean….

I’d been looking at the fava beans, or broad beans, for several days, feeling the pods and wondering if I should pick them. But, since I was already dealing with peas, strawberries, beets, elderblow and broccoli I dillydallied and procrastinated. … Continue reading

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Summer arrives…

Summer sneaked up on me this year. Of course, with temps in the 90’s it felt as if it were here before the actual day arrived, but it didn’t really register in my mind. Unnoticed, there was no celebration of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 20

Despite the many negatives of the “isolation period” the positive is that for the first time ever, I am here to see each and every “first bloom” of the season! Usually I’m traveling, attending conferences, speaking at symposiums, going on … Continue reading

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Mysteries in the Garden

This morning, after reading several blogs by new gardeners, I took a meander around my own potager, and thought “Yes, I can see why they are confused and uncertain.” A new gardener who plants a packet of “Green Arrow” peas, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 13

Just as these are strange times, these are a strange selection of “Six on Saturday” photos. Not related, but as I ventured around the gardens on this second Saturday in June these are the things that stood out as crossing … Continue reading

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