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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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting flowers, cutting garden, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, monthly review, potager 18 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cut flowers, cutting garden, flower gardens 17 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting garden, easy fencing, garden critters, Indiana gardening, rabbits, strawflowers 10 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bouquets, cutting garden, Indiana gardening 5 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bouquets, cutting garden, gardening, growing from seed, Indiana gardening, potager 28 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cut flowers, cutting garden, gardening, Indiana gardening, lisianthus, seed starting 16 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Coleus, cutting garden, evaluating the crops, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, potager, selection seeds 3 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged autumn, cutting garden, gardening, harvest, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, potager, preserving food 12 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bulbs, cutting garden, fall plantings, flower beds, Indiana gardening, tulips 12 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting garden, Indiana gardening, July harvest totals, kitchen garden, monthly review, potager 14 Comments