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Orris

Many decades ago, as a country girl finding herself in a city, with a small toddler, far from home and family I happily took advantage of our church’s free baby-sitting for members of the Quilter’s Group. As a ten-year 4-H’er … Continue reading

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Wandering Thoughts

As the gardening work has stalled during this extended cold snap, I’ve found myself being more contemplative, with wandering thoughts. I’ve given up listening to the news for a while. I’m not sure anyone really knows what is best, but … Continue reading

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Cleave to me, or is it cleavers for me?

  The rain has caused many weeds to thrive, and it seems impossible to keep up with their rampant growth.   As I was admiring the tulips yesterday,  it was obvious that a sprawling weed with sticky stems and leaves was … Continue reading

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Catnip

  Whether or not a feline is a member of your family, catnip (Nepeta cataria) can be a valuable herb to add to your garden.  Its attractive gray-green foliage has slightly scalloped leaves, and is seldom bothered by insect or … Continue reading

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Herbs for Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, it’s time to prepare some of the herbal “remedies” that will help romance blossom.  Here are some of my favorite romantic herbs:    Roses are perhaps the first herb that comes to mind for romance, and … 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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Kitchen at Harvest Time

  I love this time of year!  It’s not as hectic as the planting/clean-up time in spring, or the hot, picking/weeding days of summer.  The pace is slower, but still filled with meaningful harvests and preserving of the bounty of … Continue reading

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