Category Archives: garden

Signs of spring and renewal

Spring! In the form of forsythia forced to bloom indoors. I’ve been away. I’m sorry for neglecting to tend this blog, my garden, my life. Winter came and it was cold and damp and the sun didn’t shine for days. … Continue reading

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Oh-So-Easy Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

Oh dear ones, have I shared my oh-so-easy recipe for tomato sauce in a crock pot with you? I promise that this is the easiest tomato sauce you will ever make. Crock Pot Tomato Sauce Fill your crock pot with … Continue reading

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Garden tours make me green with envy

Our local Master Gardeners group recently sponsored a garden tour at a house I’ve been curious about for years. This garden has is only 11 years old and takes up the same space we have. Oh, do we have a … Continue reading

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Fall is in the air

Happy Autumn Equinox! Here at Lydia Street, it is starting to feel like fall. The temperatures have dropped in the evenings and the mums are starting to bloom. For years and years, we would buy potted mums to sit on … Continue reading

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Rest and relaxation in the garden

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” – Ruth Stout Life has been busy these past weeks and I miss being able to sit outside and enjoy the garden. This week I promise myself … Continue reading

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Take a look at these Sea Oats

There’s a touch of fall in the air. The temperatures have been in the 80s during the day and the 60s at night. The garden is beautiful in the fall. The mums are starting to bloom now but what I … Continue reading

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Purple, green and gorgeous

We haven’t tried eating these beautiful Hyacinth Beans but we are certainly enjoying looking at them. The contrasting colors really help make this plant stand out.

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Sweet 100s are our favorite tomato

This is the third year we’ve grown the cherry tomato variety “Sweet 100,” so-named for the quantity of fruit it produces. I think it should be renamed “Sweet 1000” because man-o-man these plants keep delivering. We pick the amount in … Continue reading

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Bright and beautiful sunflower bouquet

Some of the sunflowers survived the terrible storm incident earlier in the summer. They are hardy plants, and although our plan to disguise the neighbor’s house didn’t turn out as well as we thought it would, we have been able … Continue reading

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Grandmothers and gardens

Grandmother was a gardener. That’s not too surprising. Almost everyone of her generation (she was born in 1890) who had a little plot of land grew crops and flowers. People grew food and raised animals out of necessity. And if … Continue reading

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