Category Archives: spring

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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Things to do with all that mint in your garden

Mint! It’s one of those cottage-garden mainstays (once you plant it you just can’t get rid of it) and it WILL be a favorite of mine, once my transplants take root and spread. You see, we enlarged our gardens (they … Continue reading

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Tiny maple tree

This little tree gets more beautiful each year. Only 18 inches tall and 30-40 inches wide, it makes a huge statement with its deep red leaves and graceful shape. That fuzzy stuff under the tree is wooly thyme.

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Growing basil from seed

This year we started basil seeds (outside! it’s been so warm!) so that we would have plenty of basil for ourselves and to share. And let me tell you — if all of these baby seedlings turn into healthy plants … Continue reading

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Hostas love shade and we love hostas

The front garden has a shady area under the weeping cherry tree that we’ve planted with hosta and daylily. This garden started a few years ago with just a few hosta and a few lilies and every year we divide … Continue reading

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Isn’t it nice to have friends who share?

This weekend was all about planting things we’d gathered from our friends’ gardens. Last summer we told all of our gardener friends that we’d love to have some plants from their gardens if they were willing to share. So this … Continue reading

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Steps to adding plants in your garden — without spending a dime

Our goal is spend less on the garden this year. Christe had developed¬† a good plan and foundation for the garden in the years she lived here before I moved in, a nice weeping cherry tree, phlox and ground cover … Continue reading

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We planted salad!

This weekend has been warm and sunny and although our to-do list was long we managed to find time to visit our favorite greenhouse to pick up some already-sprouted lettuces, spinach and herbs. Thienemans Herbs is an old-fashioned, family-owned operation … Continue reading

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Waiting for spring

We had tornadoes and snow in the same week. How does that even happen? Today was warm and almost sunny and I’m looking forward to real spring so I can work in the garden. In the meantime, let’s all look … Continue reading

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