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Six on Saturday: Visualization

Coaches of all sorts say the key to success in doing something is to first visualize yourself making that goal, catching that long pass, making that putt, and then putting in the work to make it happen. That’s where gardeners … Continue reading

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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

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December Monthly Review

It’s hard to believe that this is the final monthly review for 2020, the Year without End, that mercifully has finally ended. It’s strange that time has both “seemed to fly” and “seemed to stand still” throughout the months. Maybe … Continue reading

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Saint Basil

It’s January 1st, and while most people are thinking “New Year’s Day,” I’m thinking it’s “Saint Basil Day” and time to do two things. First, bake the traditional St. Basil Bread, a tasty yeast bread that contains (of course) basil … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Nov 28

This Six on Saturday is a mixture of six things that are making the days more cheery. First of all, the 2020 Christmas tree, which is even more appreciated this year than it has been sometimes in others. We didn’t … Continue reading

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The Bulbs are Planted!

The weather has been absolutely perfect all week: upper 60’s or even low 70’s with lots of sunshine and just a gentle breeze. No one could ask for better bulb planting conditions, especially considering the rains awhile back had softened … Continue reading

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October: Monthly review

Overall, October was a pretty month and a good month for growing once we got past that initial little frost on October 5. The leaves turned golden and gently covered the ground. The skies turned that deeper blue as autumn … Continue reading

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Bulbs are here!

The last of the bulbs arrived today, all were unpacked and the order checked. There were a few items sold out, but all the most important items are here. It’s a drizzly, cold day so the planting won’t begin immediately. … Continue reading

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Random thoughts

A pretty day, after a couple of days of much-needed rain fell, so I finally became disgusted enough with the view of the potager to do something about it. The two potted “Juliet” grape tomatoes that have produced a quart … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

Someone asked me if I really thought going to the trouble of covering “tender” crops before a frost was worth the effort. I reported in an earlier post that our first frost occurred on October 5, but that it was … Continue reading

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