Tag Archives: Indiana weather

April Fools’ Surprise

We knew it was going to be cold, well below freezing. All the pundits agreed, so I pulled the plastic-covered berry boxes back over the rows of spinach, kale, lettuce, carrots and leeks that we’ve been harvesting over the winter. … Continue reading

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Biding my time…

In my last post, “Resisting the Urge,” my growing impatience to get growing emerged. There were “Oregon Giant” snow peas planted on one of the potager’s trellises, but then planting was halted. The ground is so very dry, and the … Continue reading

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February: Monthly Review

Snow arrived on January 31st and remained until February 26, except for a few piles where the driveway was plowed, and patches in the shade of the Lady Cottage and gazebo. I don’t know how more northern folks manage the … Continue reading

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And suddenly it’s Golden!

This morning, seemingly overnight, our view has changed. Our world is suddenly golden. Leaves that were olive drab yesterday are transformed, especially when viewed backlit with sunshine. I’ve been pondering all summer, as we had week after week of nearly … Continue reading

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Shade jobs

It’s hot! Even for me, so I’ve resorted to looking for jobs that can be done in the shade in mid-afternoon. The lavandins are blooming, and there was a sack of leftover ribbon from wand-making classes we used to hold … 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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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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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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A Typical Hoosier Spring

Earlier this week the temperatures hit 80 degrees! T-shirt weather and I was able to accomplish so much! Plants were growing at an amazing rate. Just keeping the Bloom Journal caught up took several minutes each day. People ask why … Continue reading

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February 2020: Monthly review

Overall, February was a wet, gloomy month. The gardens showed very little change. When it wasn’t snowing, it was raining. Of 29 days, the sun shown on Ground Hog Day (of course) and three others (when the ground was snow-covered.) … Continue reading

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