Tag Archives: Iris

The Garden Grows

It’s an overcast cool weekend after a week of summer temperatures and I went back to the garden this weekend to continue Jerusalem artichoke eradication and plant a few more flowers.  I worked on the border between the fence and … Continue reading

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Blossoms, Pollen, and Other Extravagances of Spring

Arlington is in the midst of its full, extravagant spring blossom. With an eighty degree day on Saturday, every tree has burst into leaf. The Bradford pears were shedding petals like snow in today’s breeze and the dogwoods have burst … Continue reading

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The Garden Blooms and Grows

Finally, things seem to be growing. Radishes are almost ready to harvest. The lettuces needed to be thinned. The okra is coming up. Flowers are going like crazy. Now I have roses, along with the last of the columbine and … Continue reading

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Spring May Finally Have Sprung

Last week, I predicted the irises would be out this weekend—and they were. I also went to the garden without my camera, so the progress of my seedlings is going undocumented this week. At least in photographs. I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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The Spring Garden Fills Up

Today I went to the garden to plant some leeks and onions.  The garden looks wonderful after the recent rain.  It seems the broccoli raab grew several inches.  I have been thinning the lettuces and this has given me a … Continue reading

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Fall Planting and Dividing the Irises

I spent a few hours since the fall gardening blog getting my garden in shape with manure.  Then I planted the broccoli and bok choi seedlings I took from the garden talk (see Local Food, August 17) in line with … Continue reading

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