Category Archives: Cottage Gardening

Perennial Garden Beauty

 Double Pink Peony As the peonies slowly “go over” for another season, I want to take a moment to enjoy the sweet scent and pearly beauty of this double pink peony.  The aroma is a cross between the rose and … Continue reading

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10 Things to Do in May

Hunt Morel Mushrooms Bake Fresh Rhubarb Cobbler Get Out the Lawn Furniture Find Bird Nests Plant Garden Seeds Switch Out Winter Clothes For Summer Pick Lilly-of-the-Valley Plant Annual Flowers in Outdoor Pots Paint the Garden Fence Put Your Feet Up with … Continue reading

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RHUBARB PIE SEASON

The rhubarb patch is lush and ready to pick–it must be spring.  I spent the morning baking two fresh rhubarb pies for Sunday dinner.  These golden brown, sugar-topped pies are tempting me as they cool on the counter–but good things … Continue reading

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Faux’ Chickens

My grandmother raised chickens on a long, narrow city lot.  They were a natural  outcome for a farm girl transplanted to town.  Fresh eggs were a significant part of my grandparents’ diet and that self-sufficiency appeals to me.  But animals–pet or livestock– are not a commitment this … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Season

In memory of my grandmother, I enjoy baking rhubarb pie in spring. Rhubarb is a tough perennial vegetable that is used like a fruit in the early spring garden.  Those who do not care for rhubarb make the case that … Continue reading

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Strawberries?

I am still waiting with baited breath to see if all those white blooms result in lots of plump strawberries.  I just gave the pallet bed a dose of fertilizer in order to encourage them in their fruiting–another bed is … Continue reading

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A Moment in a Spring Garden

  The apple trees are blooming, a warm breeze is blowing–a spring moment in the garden accompanied by the bronze-tones of wind chimes…  Every other year we have a bumper crop of apples, and this is the year.  The trees are … Continue reading

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