Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Sad Day in the Blueberry Patch

As I was walking through the blueberry patch this morning rubbing my hands together greedily, thinking of the bumper crop of blueberries I was raising , I noticed something horrifying, something has gone horribly wrong.Despite the abundance of flowers this … Continue reading

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My Asymmetrical Awkward Side Garden

I know it doesn’t look like much at the moment but I am hopeful it will grow in and fill up. This asymmetrical…triangular…trapazoidal garden is wedged between the house, driveway, front steps and what will one day be our patio. … Continue reading

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A Lettuce Less Salad Garden

I am giving up growing lettuce. When I first started my food garden I somehow felt obligated to grow lettuce. I looked at so many enticing pictures of small gardens packed with lush, decorative, colourful lettuces it somehow seemed mandatory. … Continue reading

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Perennial Arugula

When I first started gardening I had no idea just how perennial arugula really was! Most seed packages suggest arugula is grown as an annual but here on the west coast arugula is a drought tolerant, grow anywhere, tenacious self … Continue reading

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Lentils with Rhubarb and Caramelized Onions-A Savory Rhubarb Recipe

I have been looking for ways to use rhubarb outside of the typical sweet desert type recipes. In savory dishes rhubarb takes on a tangy mustard like quality, so far I have found it’s a nice addition when braising meats … Continue reading

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Free Trees

I just couldn’t help myself when I Passed by these gorgeous Japanese maples that had gone to seed. Propagating trees from seed is no quick process and I don’t know if I am going to have the patience to see … Continue reading

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Asparagus at Last

Asparagus is one of the very few vegetables that grows in the garden almost exactly the way you see it sold in the produce isle. Even my husband, who went out and purchased rosemary because he “couldn’t find” the huge … Continue reading

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