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Do you see what I see?

Yes! The first seedlings for the 2022 season are emerging! If you’ve never grown lisianthus from seed, it’s not for the impatient or the feint of heart. Last year was my first time, and I’ve never grown anything so darn … Continue reading

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November: Monthly Review

“Better late than never” applies to this monthly review post. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been scrambling to get items crossed off the “outdoor job list” before the snow flies again and the ground freezes solid. For some … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dec. 4th

It’s been a good while since I last wrote, not because I had nothing to say but because outdoor work has been keeping me away from the computer! I’ve been pushing hard to get all the bulbs planted, gardens tidied … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing!

“It’s snowing!” Once upon a time, I shouted those words with glee, now I stand at the window and shudder, and feel relief that I’m not required to go out in that blustery weather. The first snowfall brings mixed emotions. … Continue reading

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Nothing is simple…

This unexpected spell of warm weather totally turned my job list topsy-turvy. My goal had been to get all 1600 plus bulbs planted before the storms that are forecast arrive. However, when the thermometer reached 65 degrees F, it was … Continue reading

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October: Monthly Review

As I write this, I’m watching the first of the golden leaves of the black walnut trees falling like lazy snowflakes, through the windows formerly blocked by shrubbery! It’s a bit later in the morn than when I took this … Continue reading

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Frost Warning!

The forecasters predicted a frost, so it was time to harvest the last of the celosias and zinnias. The peppers, tomatoes, beans and other more sensitive crops needed to be picked as well, so the flowers were just hurriedly jammed … Continue reading

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The monster Geo Order!

There is always a fall order of seeds from Geo, but it hasn’t been this large since I closed the herb farm. However, with all the new plans for next year’s “Growing Kindness Project” bouquets I decided to indulge. There … Continue reading

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I’m really DIGGING it!

These cooler October days are great for physical labor, so I’ve been digging. Actually I’ve been double digging, adding another foot to the Cutting Garden’s west edge. A foot may not sound like much, but since the Cutting Garden is … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Oct. 23

Only one week of October is left, and we’ve yet to have a frost! Highly unusual, but I’m not complaining at all. The days have been sunny and reasonably warm, with chilly evenings down in the mid 40’s to 50’s. … Continue reading

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