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Singing in the Rain!

We had a brief morning shower on Thursday, less than 1/4″ but the plants were grateful and so was I! Hoping for more, I stayed indoors and canned tomato juice, and made a big batch of my friend Ruth’s “Country … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Aug 14

It’s yet another Saturday, hazy from the western wildfires all the way here to Indiana! It’s been hot and humid, with hardly any rain still but somehow with the heavy morning dew the crops are managing. August is always an … Continue reading

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From the Cutting Garden: Aug 5

Last week we invited guests for dinner, which called for a low floral arrangement that’s easy to talk across. I’d been thinking of experimenting with a couple of new “ingredients” so this was a great opportunity for some testing. None … Continue reading

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Bouquet blessings

The Cutting Garden is bursting with color now, so I’m trying to make a “gift” bouquet almost every other day. It’s pretty easy to put together a handful of colorful blooms, and it seems even easier to find someone who … Continue reading

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Peas, primulas, posies and more

Taking advantage of the good weather Saturday, a lot of little jobs were done and photographs were taken. The forecast was for heavy rain, followed by a string of frosty nights and for once they were exactly correct. So, the … Continue reading

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First seeds sown indoors in 2021!

Despite my resolve to put off starting seeds indoors, thus avoiding daily trudges up and down stairs, I suddenly realized that if I want blooms this year, the lisianthus must be seeded. I’ve only tried growing it once before, with … Continue reading

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Today’s Transplanting

Anticipating that the first of the plants will be moved from the basement to the greenhouse soon, I transplanted more flats even though they had to go in awkward places here and there.  With all the “regular” growing space totally … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Sept 1!

As much as I’d like to deny it, September is here.  The leaves are already piling up along the sidewalk from the big cottonwoods along the driveway.  It’s time to evaluate the performance of the annuals.  In my gardens, they … Continue reading

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Let Some Perennials Self-Seed

It’s the Summer Solstice…amazing!  A few days ago it was April, and suddenly it’s mid-June.  Summer already and I’m still planting annuals!  Thank goodness a lot of the flowers in the garden just planted themselves and return year after year … Continue reading

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I just can’t cut it!

It’s Winter, a time to review the past growing season and look ahead to the future one with new energy, purpose, ideas, and resolves;  to learn from the past and apply those lessons to the future.  It’s a cozy time … Continue reading

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