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Everyone I talk to is antsy to dig in the garden as if it’s time. It’s not. Daffodils are up but not budded. It’s too soggy to plant. Too early to divide. Too soon for most of us … more
Are seed catalogs still arriving in your mailbox, including your email? Since making my first seed order from a catalog several years ago, I now receive catalogs from all over the country. I also … more
I worry sometimes I’ll forget everything I ever learned if I don’t practice every day. Like losing muscle after a prolonged stint on the couch with a dog on my feet. (Happens to me every … more
My seed catalogs have begun arriving and I can’t get enough of them! I’m already dreaming of this coming season's vegetable garden. I find some of my best ideas arrive over my morning cup … more
What a lovely mild autumn we experienced! I recall the day before Thanksgiving it delivered a warm rain complete with thunder and lightening. The next day we deep fried our turkey and were grateful … more
I can’t imagine anyone, especially right after a holiday meal, tossing the leftovers. No matter how full we are, how satisfied and sleepy, we know we’ll get hungry for sandwiches. I feel … more
It’s bulb-planting time and many of my gardening friends are busy getting their tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in the ground. What about garlic, I ask? It’s a bulb. And one many of us … more
It has been a great year for butterflies….with the possible exception of eastern tiger and black swallowtails, at least in my garden. Several times last year I counted dozens of caterpillars … more
Is summer really over? Can you recognize the signs of the season? Has the lighting changed? Have you heard the katydids sing? Have you seen the wild geese flying south? Are you finding the browning, … more
I spend a lot of time from fall through spring fantasizing about my dream house. I think about its ceiling and walls of glass or insulated polycarbonate, and how it has drainage in the floor. … more
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