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Short reports: PWS

Here’s a quick report, on the seeds from Plant World Seeds that I was so excited to order way back last winter.    For a bit about the seeds arrival and the actual packets, see here. First of all, only … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Feb 23

Despite a search, there were no signs of change in the gardens as winter continues.  Spring is evident only by the beautiful photos of blooms and green sprigs posted by others, which as they move northward, gives those of us … Continue reading

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Snowy days can lead to trouble!

Too many snowy days can lead to trouble!  The indoor job list has no appeal.  It’s too nasty to venture outdoors.  The lure of the computer beckons.  Temptation fills page after page.  “I’m only going to window shop,” one assures … Continue reading

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When A Gardener Hosts a Party…

We hosted our annual tree decorating party recently.  Friends come and help decorate our tree, and in exchange get lots of free food.  It’s always a fun event, and this year seemed especially lively.  And, the tree looks terrific!    … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dec 15

There’s not much happening outdoors this time of year, so I’ve selected a “thinking back” topic for this Saturday.  Although there were several new crops as well as old favorites in the 2018 potager, here are the top six vegetables … Continue reading

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What a Garden!

Regular readers will recall that in October, I attended a plen-air landscape painting class at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School.  There were many interesting things on the way to and from the Folk School, as we drove from … Continue reading

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Squash Comparison

Last evening I invited guests for dinner.  In addition to a roast pork loin with blackberry sage sauce, each variety of winter squash grown in the potager this season was roasted as well.  I wanted to do a taste test, … Continue reading

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