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Healthy, But Small

Vegetable gardeners, help? I had a lot of travel and completely failed to get my dozens of different varieties of cherry tomato seedlings potted on properly, and so as you can see, they are still pretty tiny. Healthy, but small. I’ve gone ahead and planted the ones I’d wanted for myself, figure might as well …

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A Few Treasures Blooming

Blooming two weeks ago (travel really messes up my schedule on these!) Just a few pics, as we transitioned from spring to summer. My perennial summer garden takes a while to get going, so it’s a little sparse in mid-June, once the roses are past their first big flush. But there are a few treasures. …

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Garden Log 6/29/22

I came back from ten days of East Coast travel visiting my family to find that my garden had mostly survived, due to Kevin’s attempts to keep it watered. I did lose a few plants, but it’s really my fault — they were new plantings, and I was in such a rush when I was …

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Garden Log 6/17/22

I just wanted to share this lovely little coaster that Ana Constantinescu made for me. I gave her a flower from the hellebore that was the first plant I added to our garden here — I planted it right after we bought the house, even though I knew we’d be heading into many months of …

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Garden Log 6/15/22

The tornado that came vaguely close to us didn’t do too much damage at our place the other night, but it did blow down a trellis that wasn’t secured to the wall (I’m not sure how to secure a trellis to a stucco garage wall, but I suppose I should figure that out), and in …

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Garden Log 6/12/22

This weekend has been a lot of weeding, planting natives from the recent native plant sale, and then carefully mulching around the new plants, so I don’t accidentally pull them thinking they’re unwanted weeds. When I’m really not sure I’m going to be able to tell the little plants apart, I leave the plant tags …

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Garden Log 6/11/22

Went to the West Cook Wild Ones sale to pick up my pre-ordered native plants. It’s turned into a big production, but they tell me they always need more volunteers, so locals, if you’re interested in learning more about native gardening, this is a great group to join. (https://westcook.wildones.org) One of my tasks in the …

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