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Fleeting Spring

   All winter we long for spring.  We dream of how the many, many bulbs planted in autumn will emerge and flower.  Will the combinations pictured be reality, or even better?  Will the timing of the bulbs with flowering trees … Continue reading

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About that pruning….

  February is a good month here in north central Indiana to do some pruning.  Fall-bearing red raspberries are cut down to about 6-8″ and summer bearing just need old canes taken out.  New canes that grew late summer and … Continue reading

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The Bad

Not everything in the new potager has been perfect.  The most frustrating aspect comes from critters, who thwart every effort.  The most frustrating has been the raccoons, which have decimated the strawberry harvest.  After only 4 quarts of beautiful, big … Continue reading

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Herbal Blessings Potager: Choosing the Site

Maybe this should be Step 1 for most people, but I knew that my potager would be in our back yard, which is nearly 4 acres and mostly in full sun.  I know that a trend right now is locating vegetable gardens … Continue reading

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It’s Tulip Time!

Yes, I know it is August and there won’t be a tulip to view until spring, but I’ve learned from painful experience that if I don’t place my order early, often the perfectly colored, fragrant flower that fills a specific … Continue reading

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