Seeds Ahoy!

Much to my delight the seed catalogs have started comingĀ  in hot and heavy. Fedco Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek and High Mowing Organics have already arrived and I’m like a kid in a candy store. The bonus to these catalogs coming before the holidays is that my memory of both this past year’s […]

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Return!

We’ve been away and have just returned- hence the blog silence. We were privileged to be invited to attend the United States Naval Academy graduation for one of Rich’s former cadets. It was a beautiful week in Gettysburg, PA and Annapolis, MD. Lovely warm sunshine, everything was so green and flowering! Gettysburg was surprisingly wild […]

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A few more for good measure.

Oh readers, I’ve done a thing. I planted out all the bulbs I ordered, finishing with about 100 daffodils. It felt so good! For like, 15 minutes. Then, I found myself standing out in the yard, bulb planter in one hand, the other hand on my hip, and an empty tray at my feet. I […]

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Lush.

The main weather station up in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota) has told me that, as of last night, we’ve received just shy of 5 inches of rain this month. The garden is, for the first time since spring, so very lush and deliciously green. I can’t get over how different it […]

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On Gravel Paths.

Sigh. Gravel paths, I cannot quit you even though you are (apparently) a better seed-starting medium than anything that can be bought in a store. I opted for gravel paths at the outset of this garden simply because I knew the paths couldn’t be grass (what with all the quack grass running through it, our […]

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Spring, Skipped.

Well, its been hovering around 80F for the past week and next week (my much anticipated week off to work in the garden) should be more of the same, with some days reaching 90F. To say that is above average temps is a slight understatement. So we skipped right past Spring and launched headlong into […]

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Two Steps Forward…

Happily, we are on the thawing side of the coin for the time being. (What with poor Great Britain and Europe on the holy snowstorm side.) I call this time of year Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. We will get a span of warmish weather (40 degrees F) where everything starts melting (into slushy, […]

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The Main Garden.

This garden is honking and huge and it clocks in right around 4600 square feet. This is more than twice the size of my first house. I wish I could blog with emojis because I feel like an emoji would serve us all better right now. The right half in the picture above is the […]

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The Veg Garden

The Veg garden is one space made up of 9 separate beds. There are four 4’x4′ beds that are home to our rhubarb, asparagus, blueberries, and garlic. There are four 6’x12′ beds that hold the bulk of the veg we grow and three of the four rotate yearly (because I try hard to follow rotational […]

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The Dry Garden

I thought I might give you all some tours of the garden spaces we currently have so that you can get to know the place, get an idea of our style(s), and how we got here. The Dry Garden is the very first space we did (after the veg garden got placed) and therefore contains […]

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