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French Horticultural Beans

It’s pouring rain again, so a good time to reflect more on last year’s potager. Revisiting the monthly photos was a good way to recall crops. Realizing what is getting used often from the freezer and pantry is also influencing … Continue reading

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A Year in the Potager thru Pix

  This was the potager in January, when it was below zero even during some of the daytime hours!  It was too cold to finish the garden clean-up.  There were only quick trips to get flats from the greenhouse for … Continue reading

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December in Review

December started off cool and dreary, so we were happy to escape to Tuscany for a while. By the time we returned Christmas decorations were everywhere, so I had to hurry to get the snowmen and garlands placed in the … Continue reading

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Historic Clifton Nurseries

During an autumn trip to London, I was fortunate to finally visit historic Clifton Nursery and its shops. One of the main reasons I travel is to see new gardens, discover new plants, and be impressed by innovative displays. This … Continue reading

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Rutabagas! A First!

To experienced rutabaga growers, this crop of rutabaga “Laurentian,” an old (pre-1920) heirloom variety, is certainly not impressive, but I’m happy. Just harvested today, after record cold weeks including a week of single digit nights and below-freezing days, the temps … Continue reading

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Holiday Blessings!

On this special holiday, a heartfelt “thank you” to each one of you, my readers. Many of you have become friends, even though we’ve never really met face to face, but we’ve shared our joys, heart aches, triumphs and failures … Continue reading

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Dahlia Update, long overdue

Remember way back when, when I ranted in a post about my disappointment in the Swan Island dahlias I ordered? If not, you can see it here! Well, it’s now December, and time to reflect on last year’s successes and … Continue reading

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