Category Archives: Gardening

Tomato Sandwich

It’s the perfect summer sandwich, with the simplest of ingredients. Garden-fresh tomatoes, mayo, store-bought white bread. I had the first of many this week. You might be tempted to modify it, toast the bread, add ingredients like cheese, bacon, avocado, … Continue reading

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Green Tomatoes

The last of my summer tomatoes had a stubborn streak. They were staying green. I brought them into the house recently. Maybe I didn’t want the critters to get to them. Maybe I figured I could have them ripen on … Continue reading

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The Rescue Flowers

A sure sign of Autumn, the first potted Chrysanthemums have appeared recently at garden centers and home stores. Is it time to remove the summer blooms that are thriving on the front porch ? I’m never sure. A few years … Continue reading

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Feeding the Enemy

We knew he’d been living  in the front yard for a while. What we didn’t know was that he was munching on the tomatoes, leaving them on the vine. Then, he got sloppy. He left seed drippings around the outside … Continue reading

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Produce

As we enter into a favorite time of year, with fresh sweet corn and ample tomatoes, I will share a short one from the past. My father taught me how to pick the best ear of corn. He told me … Continue reading

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Gnome

Proud to say that I picked the first tomatoes today. We got to them before the rabbits did. We tried everything when they attacked the lettuce. A large ceramic owl. Foul-smelling herbs. Marigolds. Motion-activated birds, croaking frogs, statues with bobble heads. Liquid … Continue reading

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Perennials

They are the flowers that come back year after year, the ones that always bloom. The rose might be the most faithful floral of all. We have been best friends for over 30 years. We met through work, followed our … Continue reading

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