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And the winner is….

With an astounding 11 blooms, this second year (in my possession) “Terra Cotta Star” amaryllis is the winner! At least so far! This photo was taken early, before most of the blooms were fully open just so you could actually … Continue reading

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Someone Took a Joy Ride!

Someone hit and knocked over the neighbor’s gate post, swerved across the road and demolished a mailbox and then careened across our driveway and knocked over one of our pine trees that lines our drive. They must have been going … Continue reading

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Spring is creeping in!

Yes, I know. It’s still officially winter, but the positive bubbles within me are beginning to rise. Yes, we have snow again, but it’s just a tiny skiff and the sky is blue, the days are getting longer and when … Continue reading

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Winter Project

The Front Garden needs something new, a focal point, and I’ve decided an adaptation of Jim Charlier’s decorative posts will be just the thing! If you don’t know Jim, you’re missing out on one of the most dedicated and talented … Continue reading

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The Last Pepper!

Farewell to the last of the 2021 pepper crop eaten fresh, the “Sweet Apple Green” bell pepper pictured above. This variety from Seeds N Such has become one of our favorites for its sweet flavor, thick walls, and bright chartreuse … Continue reading

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Yielding to Temptation

Winter days are too long. The internet makes too many things possible. Gardeners show too many gorgeous photos. I have too little self-restraint. Thus, some additional dahlias are heading my way! But, as justification for the photo above, my mother’s … Continue reading

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Getting a little seedy down there!

It’s mid-February, so the seeding has increased in pace here in Zone 5b, central Indiana. At least, it feels like 5b at 16 degrees F this morning with a thin layer of snow on the ground. We dodged the latest … Continue reading

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January: Monthly review

Once again I have dawdled in getting the monthly review out in a timely fashion. January seems long ago. I can barely remember New Year’s Eve and the entire month seems like one long, gray blur. Normally here in north … Continue reading

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The Amaryllis Parade

Amaryllis (actually Hippeastrum but isn’t that an ugly name?) is one of my favorite flowers to brighten the scene in winter. Unlike some people who plant up several for the holidays, I pot one bulb every week or ten days … Continue reading

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Here’s what I’m thinking….

Last year, as in most years prior, I did a few jugs of winter sowing. It’s likely that you, gentle reader are familiar with this seed-starting technique but just in case there are some “newbies” here’s a brief summary. For … Continue reading

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