Tag Archives: lavender

Ticked off

Early Wednesdaymorning, I looked out the window in hope, but all was dry as an ancient bone. Once again the rain had bypassed our area. I was a bit ticked off. Areas that have been blessed with rains are getting … Continue reading

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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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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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And suddenly it’s JULY!

Outdoors, it definitely FEELS like July, or maybe even the hot, hot days of August! The melons, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are springing into action with pounds of fruit setting on and vines climbing to the moon. But it’s the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 13

  This is the time of year when the gardens really hit their stride in terms of color.  It would be easy to do a “Sixty on Saturday” if one were to simply admire individual plants.  The planting and mulching … Continue reading

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April in Review

  April has followed the pattern set so far in 2019:  cooler and wetter than normal.  As a result there were a few adjustments made to both indoor seeding and outdoor planting schedules, with postponements mainly due to wet soil … Continue reading

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March in Review

  The final day in March, a month entered with high hopes and big plans after a frigid January and a very dismal February.  The photo taken this morn says it all, “Not much progress.”  Let’s hope it’s the final … Continue reading

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August pleasures

  Admission time….this began as a “Six on Saturday” post, and now it’s Tuesday!  Blame it on my photo card reader dying with no time to go to town for a replacement, or on the elderberries being ready to pick, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-June 30 ’18

  1) The heat of summer has arrived in full force, releasing the perfume of the Lavender Slope and carrying it on the westerly breezes into the potager.  It’s during heat advisory days like today that I’m glad I no … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-July 8

Participating in The Propagator’s meme, here are six things that made me smile today, even though we’ve had 7″ of rain in the past week!  Appropriately, Daylily “Big Smile.” diamond-dusted and frilly! and from the potager, the season’s first tomato, … Continue reading

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