Tag Archives: Indiana gardening

A nice suprise.

The sun has finally shown again in 2021, which began with thirteen days of gloom, then just a peek of brief sunshine, followed by many more days of gloom, bits of snow, or freezing rain. This morning, despite the cold, … Continue reading

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Of cabbages and kings!

With the inauguration nearly upon us, my mind has been thinking a lot about succession, of kings and queens, and presidents….and vegetables. “Cabbages and kings.” Last year, I found a little trick for creating a bit more space for succession … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Visualization

Coaches of all sorts say the key to success in doing something is to first visualize yourself making that goal, catching that long pass, making that putt, and then putting in the work to make it happen. That’s where gardeners … Continue reading

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Time well spent!

I spent nearly the entire day yesterday doing only two things! The first was attempting to get an appointment for a Covid vaccination, since our governor announced that those 70 years and older could now apply. The first attempt was … Continue reading

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First seeds sown indoors in 2021!

Despite my resolve to put off starting seeds indoors, thus avoiding daily trudges up and down stairs, I suddenly realized that if I want blooms this year, the lisianthus must be seeded. I’ve only tried growing it once before, with … Continue reading

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Winter seeding

“Winter seeding” has become the descriptive for a seeding technique that I’ve done for decades, but didn’t use that exact term. It’s basically just sowing seeds in a container and placing the container outdoors where the seeds are exposed to … Continue reading

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No violas in 2021

Since the potager was built, each year over 500 violas were grown and then planted along the potager’s two central paths and in the triangular planters near the greenhouse. As you can barely see from the photo below, they are … Continue reading

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December Monthly Review

It’s hard to believe that this is the final monthly review for 2020, the Year without End, that mercifully has finally ended. It’s strange that time has both “seemed to fly” and “seemed to stand still” throughout the months. Maybe … Continue reading

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Saint Basil

It’s January 1st, and while most people are thinking “New Year’s Day,” I’m thinking it’s “Saint Basil Day” and time to do two things. First, bake the traditional St. Basil Bread, a tasty yeast bread that contains (of course) basil … Continue reading

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Final day…

The final day of 2020, and although we were greeted with lovely snow that fell during the night December 31st is a gray day. It seems somehow appropriate that the year ends with a bit of beauty but a lot … Continue reading

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