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Second Seeding

  It’s February!  The long, long, “always feels the longest” month of January is finally behind us, with its sub-zero temps, blustery winds, freezing rains and lack of insulating snow blanket.  Hopefully February will be a sweet month!   It’s … Continue reading

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Dallying with Dahlias

Now that the plan for the vegetable portion of the potager is fairly well in hand, it’s time to focus again on the flowers.  A bit of thought was given to flowers way back in early October, when it was … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Aug 11

  It’s early August in north central Indiana, but it feels more like October!  There was a heavy mist enclosing all of nature, and a dew so heavy that it required rubber boots and a sweater.  Not a leaf was … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-June 30 ’18

  1) The heat of summer has arrived in full force, releasing the perfume of the Lavender Slope and carrying it on the westerly breezes into the potager.  It’s during heat advisory days like today that I’m glad I no … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: March 31

Real Spring, gardening-type Spring continues to hover in the distance, lingering down South perhaps.  There are hints here and there: swelling buds, the return of the robins, emerging bulb foliage.  Rain has been almost continuous, but at least it’s not … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Dahlias

You may be surprised to know that my last two posts (“Reclaiming A Garden Update” and “Now that Frost has come…”) were actually published while I was in Europe!  Isn’t technology amazing?  We made our annual journey to visit our … Continue reading

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Now that Frost has come…

I always dread Frost, bringing to an end another gardening season.  There is so much to be done before it arrives:  collecting seeds, taking cuttings of special plants, dragging out covers for other plantings in the hope of keeping pretty them for … Continue reading

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