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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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Cutting Garden Update

Long-time readers may recall that the Cutting Garden was begun on a bull-dozed slope devoid of decent soil, after two dormant years in which even weeds failed to grow. The year the official CG began, the plants were basically those … Continue reading

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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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