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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 15

  We had more rain this week, and cooler evenings which has made some crops, like savoy “Alcosa” cabbage very happy.  It will be ready to harvest soon.  With even more rain in the forecast, I decided to dig all … Continue reading

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Flower Shortbread and Deadheading

There are many good reasons to deadhead.  For those of you new to gardening, deadheading is the removal of faded flowers.  The first reason is that it immediately makes a garden look fresher, tidier, and happier.  Here’s a tiny corner … 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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Succession Planting

Many people have questioned how and why the potager is so productive.  There are several reasons.  For example, good drainage from raised beds, deep soil, and continual weed removal are assets to productivity.  Good drainage means an earlier planting start … 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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Six on Saturday 7-1-17

Here are 6 things that made me smile today:  We got 3 1/2″ rain in 20 minutes last night.  Happily, I’d harvested the shallots before it stormed, so this morning was a beautiful, relaxing time braiding!    They are now … Continue reading

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