Category Archives: Garden

The Whole Leek, and Nothing But the Leek

I’m a slow learner. I realize now that my mother was well aware of this, and it must have been difficult for her, from a frustration end I mean. Were my education to begin today, I’d probably be labeled with … Continue reading

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Garden Metamorphosis

I’m an old farm kid, having spent my years 4 to 10 on a chicken farm in New Jersey.  And although we certainly weren’t self-sufficient, I do know I got a good dose of good old American agrilife.  We had … Continue reading

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Lettuce Overload

Our local gardening community has a saying, ‘It’s either a tomato year or a cabbage year.” – which is simply a descriptor of current climate – and unless one lives here, they probably wouldn’t believe that we’ve surely been living … Continue reading

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Hey, You Wanna See My Garden, … Please?

I consider most garden blog posts to be the equivalent of an evening at the neighbors watching vacation clips – or sitting through a session with the boss, as he shows off his collection of wallet pics of his kids … Continue reading

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The Joy of Discovery with the Throwaway Twins

We gardeners know well that we waste far more food than we use from our garden.  How?  Oh wow – how do I count the ways!  First, we let a good deal of perfectly good food simply sit there in … Continue reading

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“The calla lilies are in bloom again …”

“The calla lilies are in bloom again.  Such a strange flower … beautiful for any occasion.” Katherine Hepburn, Stage Door, 1937 I have no idea what Katherine Hepburn was thinking about when she so famously branded the calla lilies, ‘such … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Heard of Fava Greens?

A garden is a fascinating thing.  It teaches us that things are not always the way we think they are – and it even teaches us when we think there’s nothing to be learned.  I’ve begun to learn that my … Continue reading

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