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thinning the garden

Since planting my parents’ vegetable garden, I’ve been weeding and thinning it, as well as harvesting the vegetables as they become ready. This is a handful of beet seedlings that I pulled up to thin out the beet rows. I steamed them and ate them for my supper the next night. Have you ever thinned […]

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mock orange

Back in the spring I took this photo of a bush in my parents’ yard. I think Mom said it was called a mock orange bush. I love that name. Have you ever seen or smelled real orange blossoms? Where were you? What were you doing? Who were you with? Is there someone in your […]

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hostas

Many people where I live grow hostas in their gardens, because they’re attractive, easy to look after, and grow well in shade. What are some of your favorite plants – either to grow in your own garden, or to see in others’ gardens? Are there some plants you’re sick of seeing, because everyone has them? […]

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vinca minor

Vinca minor is one of my favorite ground covers, because it blossoms early in the spring, and lasts pretty much all summer. If you have a grass lawn and needed to replace it, what would you replace it with? What would you use as a ground cover beneath shade trees? “I planted _________” ~ Next […]

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