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Six on Saturday: June 6

This year what I call the “gap time” is occurring this week. Sometimes it happens in the later parts of May. It’s that period after all the spring bulbs put on their show, the next big production by perennials is … Continue reading

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A Welcome Rain

I haven’t written in a while, because the weather has just been too good to stay indoors, and by the time I quit gardening for the day my brain is too tired to compose thoughtful content. I pushed hard, planting … Continue reading

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Postcard from abroad

When my grandson was a toddler, I was often his babysitter so his mother could have a day out. Those were the good old days, before the entire family moved to Germany when he was 4. We often had tea … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: May 9th

Last night’s 24 degrees F broke the record (28 degrees) for May 9 that was recorded in 1947, the year I was born. That really puts the night’s freeze in perspective. My dad always said “A thunderstorm in January means … Continue reading

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April: Monthly Review

April is finished! I know many people thought the month would never end, but to me it passed at warp speed. It was a pretty good month for outdoor work, although it was the coldest April in decades. The rainfall … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: April 18

Here’s mid-April’s “Six on Saturday.” I debated whether to post photos of flowers, but right now many people are feeling that food is of prime importance, so here’s six from the potager. After 4 nights of temperatures in the 20’s, … Continue reading

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The Little Dragon

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) Specifically French Tarragon, is a culinary delight.  Its scientific name dracunculus comes from the Greek word drakon, or dragon.   In olden days, it was called “The Biting Dragon” and peasants grew it just in case an errant … Continue reading

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The Cutting Garden expands

The Cutting Garden began its life as rather an afterthought. The loader had scraped away soil to level the surface for the potager, using it to fill the low northeast corner so the Lady Cottage could sit level. This left … Continue reading

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Savoring the Sunshine

In these days of unease, a bit of sunshine makes an enormous difference. Just being able to wander about outdoors feels like a special privilege, especially as the spring flowers emerge. After listening to the gloomy farming weather forecast (a … Continue reading

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March: Monthly Review

I think everyone is relieved to have March end. It has been a stressful month for the entire world. We pray that we won’t look back after April and think that maybe March wasn’t so bad after all! There hasn’t … Continue reading

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