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Garden of Jenny Stocker

Rain had fallen like cats and dogs most of the morning, but the rain stopped when a bus, filled with garden bloggers, arrived at the garden of Jenny Stocker. We were so fortunate to experience her magnificent landscape without umbrellas. Jenny’s garden was one of the best examples of a landscape divided into garden rooms… Continue reading Garden of Jenny Stocker

Annuals · Bulbs · Container Gardening

Start Dahlias Indoors for Earlier Blooms in the Garden

Even though spring is reluctant to make an appearance so far this year, there is plenty of gardening going on indoors at my house. Last weekend, seed starting continued and overwintered tubers of dahlias, freed from their winter hibernation in the basement, were planted. Dahlias are flamboyant performers. Their flowers bloom in a rainbow of… Continue reading Start Dahlias Indoors for Earlier Blooms in the Garden

Container Gardening · Vegetable Gardening

Growing Lettuce is Easy

Lettuce is one of the first vegetables we can plant outdoors in spring. It shrugs off light frosts, although growing temperatures between 45 and 75° are preferred. I’ll be planting lettuce outside next week. Plant lettuce in loose, well-drained soil that has been amended with compost. Mix in high-nitrogen fertilizer like blood meal. Plant seeds… Continue reading Growing Lettuce is Easy

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Early Spring Garden Chores to do this Weekend

When the weekend weather forecast predicts partly sunny skies with high temps between 40 and 50° it is going to be a great weekend to get outside and get some early spring gardening chores checked off the list. If the soil is too moist to get in the garden to cut back perennials, we can… Continue reading Early Spring Garden Chores to do this Weekend