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As Summer Slips Away

Summer loosens her grip on us reluctantly in our part of Kentucky, snug on the southern shores of the Ohio River Valley. The heat and humidity claw at us through the month of August and  well into September. Occasionally, though, … Continue reading

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“Not yet,” Spring whispered. “Not just yet. But soon.”

A string of warm, bright days coaxed the jonquils and hyacinths and early tulips from their earthy slumber.  Happily, these sturdy plants are built for early spring because, as luck would have it, the warm weather was quickly followed by … Continue reading

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Wrap Yourself in Daisies

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit…” ~e.e.cummings. Ms. Professor and I grew our first patch of these confident little daisies (actually Chrysanthemum carinatum) this year. They’ll definitely be … Continue reading

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Gardening Home Away From Home

Whenever we go on holiday, we like to scout out the cool garden shops in the places we’re visiting. Sometimes it takes a little bargaining with the kids. “We’ll give you 4 hours at the waterpark for an hour of … Continue reading

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End of Month View-August 2014

August ended the way it usually does for us in this part of the Ohio River Valley–Hot, humid, a thunderstorm or two. The days are noticeably shorter now, and the plants have noticed. A burst of productivity in the vegetable … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia of Cleome

  A friend gave me a few seeds from her Cleome hassleriana several years ago. We planted the seeds, enjoyed the flowers, saved the seeds and continued burying them in the soil at a couple of different homesteads, spreading the joy … Continue reading

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Our Accidental Hanging Dahlia Experiment

It started with a couple of seed heads, lying forgotten on top of the soil in a flower pot in the garage. I’d brought the pot into the garage before a hard freeze last winter, placed it in a corner … Continue reading

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