Tag Archives: zinnias

Beating Back the Flower Coup

After talking last week about the zinnia coup in the garden, I got in there this week and started to fight back. I was feeling immensely guilty about ripping some of them out, but along came a fellow gardener who … Continue reading

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Returning to Flowers

Well, I got back from the wilds of Central Illinois, but only after changing my flight to accommodate the summer nor’easter that blew through the mid-Atlantic states Friday and Saturday. It gave us about 7 inches of rain, which on … Continue reading

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Of Gardens, Kitchens, and Books…

Flowers are taking over my garden. They were smothering my little eggplants, which really couldn’t take much more after the flea beetles got at them. They were hovering over the pepper plants, too and shading some squash in the back. … Continue reading

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Summer Comes On

I am certainly eating from the garden these days, which is a great pleasure. This weekend I harvested carrots, beets, lettuces, radishes and onions. From what I could see, there are at least three zucchini that will be ready later … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Sun!

We finally had a lovely late spring weekend with sun and temperatures in the low eighties. Everyone’s garden is flourishing from all the rain (and we’re expected to have three days more of it this week). I harvested lettuces, spinach, … Continue reading

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Fall Comes On

This weekend I cleaned up the Plot Against Hunger gardens and then went to my own to work. It is beginning to look like fall in the garden and elsewhere. The rats have been temporarily vanquished. As a result I … Continue reading

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Flowers, Bees, Finches and Moths

This morning was another hot day and I got to the garden early. Given the damage done to the large Plot Against Hunger garden, the rats, and the general end of season malaise, I just did a little harvesting (more … Continue reading

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