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Planting Leeks

I’ve been impatient (yep, it’s still a problem!) for the second planting of Green Arrow peas to be finished. There was empty space in the potager’s beds opened up by the harvest of all the shallots and garlic, but I … Continue reading

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Today a butterfly sat on my shoulder

That’s not an unusual occurrence for a gardener who works outside as much as I do, because butterflies are drawn to the salty sweat we produce. And in this heat, I’m definitely doing more than just “glow.” It’s said to … Continue reading

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Staying hydrated, pleasantly!

It all started yesterday morning as I was watering. Have I mentioned that it’s been exceedingly hot & humid here in central Indiana? (I hear you moaning, “not more than a hundred times…”) I repeatedly told myself, “As soon as … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 4th 2020

Happy July 4th! It’s a glorious day here in Indiana! Hard to limit to six for this Saturday, because the daylilies are opening everywhere, the potager’s plants are becoming loaded with produce, and everywhere I look there is color and … Continue reading

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June 2020: Monthly review

2020 will be a memorable year simply because of Covid, but I’m beginning to think it will also be one that I’ll recall as one of the prettiest. Last year we had such a wet, wet spring that most field … Continue reading

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And suddenly it’s JULY!

Outdoors, it definitely FEELS like July, or maybe even the hot, hot days of August! The melons, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are springing into action with pounds of fruit setting on and vines climbing to the moon. But it’s the … Continue reading

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Today’s changes

Just knew it was too good to last! The nice shower we got over the weekend was apparently enough to soften the soil so the Japanese beetles could emerge, and out they came. I saw this one on a rose … Continue reading

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Summer arrives…

Summer sneaked up on me this year. Of course, with temps in the 90’s it felt as if it were here before the actual day arrived, but it didn’t really register in my mind. Unnoticed, there was no celebration of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 20

Despite the many negatives of the “isolation period” the positive is that for the first time ever, I am here to see each and every “first bloom” of the season! Usually I’m traveling, attending conferences, speaking at symposiums, going on … Continue reading

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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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