Tag: Springtime gardening

Jun 01

Early June Garden Report 2017

As the summer months come upon us I take stock of what’s in the garden. The last couple weeks in May were quite rainy, but temperatures have been mild. Here is the list; Asparagus – is doing well in its fifth year and continues to fill out the plot. I’ve had several servings of fresh …

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May 13

Mid-May Garden report 2016

Regular readers know of my passion for gardening. In previous posts I have shared information about some of the bigger and longer term projects. This summer marks the 8th year since I moved back east. In 2008 I undertook the task of yet another long term landscaping and garden project. This endeavor took some planning, …

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Jun 13

Mid-June Garden Report 2015

  Tiny little wild strawberries are delicious and this year I actually remembered to toss a mesh net over them as they went into bloom. Only the few on the periphery were eaten by deer or birds or rabbits. Most years I forget to cover them and I get none. These were wonderful on my …

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May 22

Memorial Day Weekend

In the U.S.A. what is known as Memorial Day, is generally considered the official start of the summer season. Throughout the nation, community lakes and pools open as do city pools for city residents. Seaside beaches open for their short season and many parks that may be closed in winter will reopen for camping. Like …

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May 11

…in the merry month of May!

May is a lovely month. April can be a little blustery with wet and cold sometimes a little snow. May is flowers and some showers. Plenty of sunshine and even some days of prematurely hot temperatures. *** I was absent most of last month while traveling about China. When I returned home, the weather was a marked …

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Jun 01

Watch The Stars

  Posting has been light recently due to a heavy gardening schedule and all the other stuff I need to get done. There are times when I just feel like there are not enough hours in the day….or, maybe there should be two of me! If only I could clone myself. Though, I suspect that …

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Mar 22

Beethoven for Spring

A beautiful spring day with temperatures in the low 50’s but a breeze that kept things from feeling warm. Plenty of sunshine! A wonderful day for something from our old friend, Ludwig von Beethoven. Beethoven’s Violin Sonata number 5. op24. “Spring”,(a 28 minute piece) performed here by Anne Sophie Mutter and accompanied by Lambert Orkis …

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Mar 21

Spring has Sprung!

The Vernal Equinox, also known as the beginning of Spring arrived yesterday at 12:57 PM Eastern Time. Farmers and gardeners understand that, while the days are getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter in the Northern Hemisphere, we are not quite ready to begin the outdoor planting and sowing. Checking my garden plot, I …

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Mar 09

Just when I was getting accustomed to the growing hours of light….

Regular readers of this blog may remember my complaint about the time adjustment some places make to fool themselves into believing it is an hour earlier that it actually is. Follow this link if you need to catch up. I will say again, it is a ridiculous folly to suppose that man can alter the …

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May 11

Spring Garden Update

Today, while checking the progress of various garden happenings, I took a few pictures to capture some of the progress.   The pruning done in January (explained in this article here) was effective and the tree is healthy and full of blossoms. Some of the grafts (grafting details found in this article) I did appear …

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