Category Archives: Country Gardening

Advice, commentary and exploration

IAVOM-6th Anniversary

Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden, is celebrating the 6th anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, a meme where gardeners showcase a weekly vase from their gardens. This week she has requested that we make a miniature (six inches or less) arrangement. … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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IAVOM- Encore

Incredibly, we made it all the way to November 1st before we had a killing frost, weeks beyond the average. I decided to comb my yard on Friday beforehand to see what flowers I could glean that had survived the … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Autumn Garden

This has been a wonderful year for fall color in my neck of the woods. Conditions favoring such all came together weatherwise– from a cool, wet spring to sufficient rain throughout the summer, ending with a cool, dry September. Perfect! … Continue reading

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IAVOM-Small Treasures

Our first light frost came two weeks ago and since then, there have been several more, slowly ending the garden season this year. While the annuals are the first to go, those near the warmth of the paved driveway and … Continue reading

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IAVOM – Autumn Harvest

Last fall, I tossed my rotted pumpkin behind the compost pile, hoping a seed or two would grow this year. To my delight, I found six huge pumpkins growing amongst the weeds this week. The one above was the smallest. … Continue reading

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