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Early Summer Garden

This year is a transition year for our garden.  A  Rutgers soil analysis showed that our soil was on the alkaline side.  After years of dumping pounds and pounds of manure, compost and new topsoil each spring, we chose to … Continue reading

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Purple and orange

Following the miserable heat and humidity of the weekend, Monday was a perfect day to work in the garden.  [Relatively] cool breezes, and bright sun made it easy to spend time pulling up weeds.

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Hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers.  Before this spring, we’ve never been able to grow them successfully.  My grandfather used to say that hollyhocks would attract any pest that was out there.   These just blossomed today; when I … Continue reading

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