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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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May: Monthly Review

A bit tardy with the monthly review, but time has been spent dragging hoses and finally putting down some mulch. May began with the beauty of the tulips, gorgeous weather and lots of planting. Then on the 9th was the … Continue reading

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The Cutting Garden expands

The Cutting Garden began its life as rather an afterthought. The loader had scraped away soil to level the surface for the potager, using it to fill the low northeast corner so the Lady Cottage could sit level. This left … Continue reading

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Oh! What A Beautiful Morning!

Awoke to a beautiful world this morning and rushed out with the camera before the sun was even thinking of coming up. (Although I suspect it is too cloudy to be helpful when it does.) Unfortunately, the cold air clouded … Continue reading

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This and That

The end of August is approaching but it’s felt more like late September, due to misty mornings and cool, cool evenings. Normally our grass is beige by now, and the mowings happen rarely, but with this year’s unusual rains the … Continue reading

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Short report: “Cresto” Zinnias

  This is the first year I’ve grown the “Cresto” zinnia series, and of course, the variety I chose was “Cresto Orange. ”  The photo above shows the pom-pom center surrounded by a row of petals, the form the “Cresto” … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 13

  This is the time of year when the gardens really hit their stride in terms of color.  It would be easy to do a “Sixty on Saturday” if one were to simply admire individual plants.  The planting and mulching … Continue reading

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12th Seeding

  The potager’s beds are filling up fast, as many transplants were planted in the past two SUNNY days!  Hopefully today more direct seeding will occur, and the lower parts of the lawn can be mowed before the next rains … Continue reading

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11th Seeding

  Admittedly, the 11th seeding scheduled for April 15th was a bit late, occurring April 21st, but planting is back-logged due to frequent, heavy rains so there was no sense of rush.  A seed tray now contains Clove Basil, Celosia … Continue reading

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Cutting Garden Clean-up

The forecast was for a rainy Monday, with possible thunderstorms, but we were blessed with sunshine the entire day!  Taking advantage of the unexpectedly clear day, the Cutting Garden was next on the list to be cleaned and tidied.  Since … Continue reading

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