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June: Monthly review

June has finished, and although the gardener was often distracted by family matters, the garden carried on and charged ahead. Plants have nearly reached the top of the trellises and are spilling into paths. The daylilies are in full bloom … 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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Thwarting the bunnies….I hope!

This has been a strange year…again! So far, there’s been nary a sign of raccoons in the potager. Maybe my berry boxes have them flummoxed. The planters on the Deck have not been dug out by raccoons, squirrels, or chipmunks … Continue reading

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Cutting Garden thoughts

Beginning with a little backstory to explain my thinking for this post…way, way back in the late 70’s when I began growing for market, I was focused on vegetables. We did a popular Saturday market in a college town, and … Continue reading

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Cutting Garden plans…inspired!

D surprised me with a big bouquet of flowers on my birthday last week, and I have truly been enjoying them since. Every day there is a little change, just as there is in the garden, with some flowers slightly … 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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Winners and Losers!

I mentioned in my last post that an autumn seed order was in the works. However, before any seeds are ordered for the coming year, a hard look needs to be taken at how the “new kids” for 2020 performed. … Continue reading

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The First Day of Autumn

The first day of Autumn…already! How did that happen? In some ways, it seems as though I was just celebrating all the “firsts”…the first crocus, the first daffodil, the first radish harvested from the potager, the first ripe tomato and … Continue reading

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The Bulb Order is Away!

Last spring seems so far away, when our hopes that the virus would fade away in a few weeks felt possible. The earth was filled with energy and bird song, and seeds were pressed into the soil with visions of … Continue reading

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July: Monthly Review

Another month has passed, as quickly as the prior ones during this gardening season. It’s apparent that the greens of spring have been toned with touches of browns and yellow, as the heat and dryness of July took it’s toll. … Continue reading

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