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Six on Saturday-March 17

Freezing rain is making everything sparkle, and ensures that there won’t be any traditional planting of potatoes or peas on St. Patrick’s Day here in central Indiana.  I’m just hoping it won’t coat the satellite dish and prevent enjoyment of … Continue reading

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All You Need is Love…Plants!

  It’s February, the month of romance.  This year for Valentine’s Day, why not surprise your loved one with a “Love Plant” instead of fattening chocolates or expensive jewelry?  Here are a few suggestions for adding some love to your … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday July 29

The gardens are changing fast as the daylilies fade away, but there are still things that bring a smile today.  This late, double-flowered soft peach daylily is becoming one of my favorites.    The bounty from the potager increases daily.   … Continue reading

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Gotta love those annuals!

I’ve been away for a bit to eastern Ohio and then immediately on to Wisconsin, so I’ve been playing catch-up with the produce rather than writing since our return.  Immediately upon turning into the driveway, it was obvious that the … Continue reading

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But if you deadhead…..

After expounding upon the merits of deadheading in a recent post, it occurs to me that I need to also present another side of the issue.  Deadheading does produce more flowers overall, and does keep the plants and the gardens … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-July 8

Participating in The Propagator’s meme, here are six things that made me smile today, even though we’ve had 7″ of rain in the past week!  Appropriately, Daylily “Big Smile.” diamond-dusted and frilly! and from the potager, the season’s first tomato, … Continue reading

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The Cutting Garden Begins

This week I began a new project, a Cutting Garden behind the potager.  You may recall my difficulty in cutting flowers from the proper gardens (See “Just Can’t Cut That” and Just Can’t Cut That 2″ for a reminder.)  The … Continue reading

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