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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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September’s Warm Embrace

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson If April is the cruelest month, as T.S.Eliot suggested, September may be the kindest. And September in Kentucky … Continue reading

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Tips for Tastier Tomatoes

We have limited space in the suburban garden that is the Squirrels’ Nest so tomatoes are awarded prime real estate. Most every other plant is incidental, and subservient to the placement of the tomato plants. “Watermelon this year?” Ms. Professor may … Continue reading

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What Kind of Sandwich?!?

We’re in the heat of tomato harvesting. And eating. BLTs, Caprese Salads, Fresh Salsa, Omelets, etc etc. I’m not saying I’m tired of fresh homegrown tomatoes. I’m just saying I’m looking for a little variety…spice of life, and all that. … Continue reading

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Sharing the Garden-Passing Along Love & Blisters

I often think about gardening with my mom and grandmother when I was young. Time has softened the experience now, but the (hard) time spent in the garden as a wayward youth was usually as punishment. Failure to do chores? … 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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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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