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This week’s work

This week has been hot, humid and hazy. The “hot and humid” is pretty typical for Indiana in mid-July, but the “hazy” is smoke from the western wildfires. That’s hard for me to fathom, but the faint trace of smoke … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 17

Welcome to this “Six on Saturday” post (amazingly halfway through July already!!!) from north central Indiana. Let’s begin with a promised report on using leek blossoms as a cut flower. As you may recall, I was skeptical about them mainly … Continue reading

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Shallots are in!

Right on schedule, the shallots were ready to harvest. The tops were beginning to dry and had fallen over at the neck. A light tug on one resulted in an easy release from the soil, because the roots had begun … Continue reading

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June: Monthly review

June has finished, and although the gardener was often distracted by family matters, the garden carried on and charged ahead. Plants have nearly reached the top of the trellises and are spilling into paths. The daylilies are in full bloom … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 3

No complaints at all about the harvests in June, but July has begun with an even bigger glut of produce! Today there was a bounty of summer squash, five different varieties. The green basket is “Biet Alpha” cucumbers, and with … Continue reading

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The Lavender Slope gets additions…finally!

The lavenders have been in bloom for several days now, but I haven’t had much time to notice. The top (left) row is always the best, because it has the best drainage, which lavender not only loves but absolutely MUST … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Floweriferous

If there isn’t such a word as “floweriferous,” there certainly should be! This is the time of year that if a gardener skips a visit to his/her garden for a day, there will certainly be new surprises missed. New blooms … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 19

This week’s Six on Saturday is a selection of things in the potager that will be coming onto the menu very shortly. In fact, the first summer squash and cucumber have already been picked and will be part of today’s … Continue reading

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The so, so sweet peas!

The blooming of the sweet peas has been much anticipated, ever since the success of the crop for my first time last year and even more so after placing the order for “Henry Eckford” ORANGE sweet peas. I’ve worried that … Continue reading

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The White Season

What I term “The White Season” in my gardens will soon be coming to an end. I hate to see it go, because I find it so calming and elegant, so bridal and virginal. After the riot of spring bulb … Continue reading

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