Tag Archives: Indiana gardening

First Seed order for the 2021 season!

After much consideration and checking the leftover seeds, an order was placed in timely fashion to receive a nice discount from Geo. The “tried and true” made up the bulk of the order, the usual marigolds (“Hot Pak Orange” and … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers!

I mentioned in my last post that an autumn seed order was in the works. However, before any seeds are ordered for the coming year, a hard look needs to be taken at how the “new kids” for 2020 performed. … Continue reading

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The First Day of Autumn

The first day of Autumn…already! How did that happen? In some ways, it seems as though I was just celebrating all the “firsts”…the first crocus, the first daffodil, the first radish harvested from the potager, the first ripe tomato and … Continue reading

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Pruning the tomatoes

Fall is definitely in the air, and it’s mid-September already. I finally decided to prune the indeterminate tomatoes that are still doing well, even though the predictions are that we won’t get a frost until the end of October. Our … Continue reading

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My pick: Tomato “Chef’s Choice Orange!”

I’m one of those “strange” people who can’t eat raw tomatoes, at least if they are red. They produce a rash inside and outside my mouth that burns. Fortunately, I can eat orange, yellow, or pink tomatoes that are lower … Continue reading

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August: Monthly Review

August can be summed up in 3 words…”HOT, DRY, Bountiful!” Only a lot of hose dragging enabled the last word to be included. Despite efforts to keep things watered, some plants just gave up the struggle. The only saving grace … Continue reading

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Shopping Spree

Too much time to think and ponder as I pick tomatoes or deadhead borders can lead to retail therapy. As you know, gentle reader, stretching the daylily season has been a project for the past few years. Slow to occur … Continue reading

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Playing with Mother Nature

In my continuing efforts to extend the daylily season here in my Indiana gardens, I began playing around with Mother Nature a few years ago. At that time, the old reliable daylily “Frans Hals,” bred in 1955 but remaining in … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Rose…because

I can hear you…and you’re absolutely right! Every time a new rose opens for the first time, it’s instantly declared “My New Favorite Rose”…until the next one opens, but this time it’s true! I’ve been wanting a climbing rose for … Continue reading

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Losing the battle.

After the peas came out, Bed 2c was blessed with 2 “Orange Magic” winter squash plants that were started from seed a few days earlier. In the summer heat, both quickly grew large, gorgeous leaves and shortly thereafter these big, … Continue reading

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