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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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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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