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A Bad Time For Transplanting

Aug 8th, 2010 | By
A Bad Time For Transplanting

The peak of summer is the worst time for transplanting perennials.  If you’re even thinking about moving those flowers, herbs, or shrubs this month, take
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Photographing the peas

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By
Photographing the peas

Garden photography has its challenges, not the least of which is the light.   Golden sunlight at dawn and dusk turns everything a rich, warm tone, which is lovely
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Some Favorite Blossoms

May 18th, 2010 | By
Some Favorite Blossoms

Now blooming out here in the boonies . . . Jackamanii clematis (above)  in the perennial garden, transplanted in 2005 from its spot by the
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Taking Notes in the Orchard

May 8th, 2010 | By
Taking Notes in the Orchard

I can’t walk through the orchard without stopping once or twice to check a broken twig, a curled leaf or some other little thing I’ve noticed.  I like
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Bonus garden seedlings

Mar 15th, 2010 | By
Bonus garden seedlings

Every good seedsman tests his stock for germination before offering it for sale.  Most gardeners who save their own seeds or carry over purchased seed from previous
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Pea planting time

Mar 12th, 2010 | By
Pea planting time

The warm spring air blew in on the wind and stayed around long enough for the upper end of the big garden to dry out
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Spring seedlings

Feb 27th, 2010 | By
Spring seedlings

Another sign of spring’s approach – flats of seedlings growing under lights.  On the left are tiny petunia seedlings, which can be a challenge to grow. 
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Signs of spring

Feb 26th, 2010 | By
Signs of spring

The daffodils are nearly ready to bloom.  These sprouted right through the snow, and their tips have been nipped by several hard freezes.  In years
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Garden experiments

Jan 27th, 2010 | By
Garden experiments

When I start a new batch of seedlings, I tend to plant a few extra.  Or a lot extra.  I like to allow for mishaps
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Frost thoughts

Nov 12th, 2009 | By
Frost thoughts

Every time there’s a frost advisory in the forecast I pick all the roses in bloom.  Just in case.   If I didn’t, and I woke
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