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Mysteries in the Garden

This morning, after reading several blogs by new gardeners, I took a meander around my own potager, and thought “Yes, I can see why they are confused and uncertain.” A new gardener who plants a packet of “Green Arrow” peas, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 13

Just as these are strange times, these are a strange selection of “Six on Saturday” photos. Not related, but as I ventured around the gardens on this second Saturday in June these are the things that stood out as crossing … Continue reading

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The Fairies are Back!

Generally, the fairies and hummingbirds arrive at the same time and both were a bit late arriving at the Fairy Slope this year. I’d dawdled with preparations, as the original plan was for a group of young Girl Scouts to … Continue reading

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May: Monthly Review

A bit tardy with the monthly review, but time has been spent dragging hoses and finally putting down some mulch. May began with the beauty of the tulips, gorgeous weather and lots of planting. Then on the 9th was the … Continue reading

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A Welcome Rain

I haven’t written in a while, because the weather has just been too good to stay indoors, and by the time I quit gardening for the day my brain is too tired to compose thoughtful content. I pushed hard, planting … Continue reading

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Daffodil Evaluation

Sadly, the final daffodil has wilted, so it’s time to do the numbers. First of all, let me clarify that I’m not a purist, so I use the term “daffodil” to include all the daffodils, narcissus, and jonquils as a … Continue reading

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Postcard from abroad

When my grandson was a toddler, I was often his babysitter so his mother could have a day out. Those were the good old days, before the entire family moved to Germany when he was 4. We often had tea … Continue reading

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When it rains and one can’t garden…

Last October, I met my two daughters for a lovely vacation in the London area. One day we were ambling through the pretty village of Woodstock, on a longer walk to Blenheim Palace. AK spotted a charity store across the … Continue reading

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Radishes & and other bits!

There’s something so appealing about radishes. Maybe it’s that early reward, seemingly only days after planting those little brown ball seeds, or their cheerful color, or the spicy flavor and crispy crunch they offer. Harvesting radishes always makes me smile, … Continue reading

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April: Monthly Review

April is finished! I know many people thought the month would never end, but to me it passed at warp speed. It was a pretty good month for outdoor work, although it was the coldest April in decades. The rainfall … Continue reading

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