Last out of the Garden, First in the Garden

November has brought a swift wrap-up to much of the garden.  The cold temperatures made sure all lingering warm-season edibles have bit the dust and the few cool-season edibles are no longer showing much growth. Additionally, the ornamental garden has reached its peak color and is now fading to muted form and color and will soon …

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Falling For The Fall Garden

Fall is glorious! The weather is at its finest in most places across our country and the garden changes into a new palette of colorful beauty.  I have always been a die-hard fan of summer but over the last several years I must admit a great growing affection for Fall.  There's a chance that someday …

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Dear Juliet

Dear Juliet, "One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun." "... Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be..."  Next Spring! Yours truly, igardendaily This is my tribute to 'Juliet' the absolute darling of my tomato plants this year. 'Juliet' …

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Raspberry Riches

A series on the Fall garden could never be complete without mentioning ever-bearing raspberries. My raspberries have become RICH... in color, taste and volume and it's been amazing. I have three raspberry bushes (Varieties: 'Heritage', 'Amity' and 'Summit') and this is the second year in my garden so the first real year of production. But …

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Happy Hallo…Watermelon?

It's that time of year when all things scary, mysterious and morbid get to take center stage for an evening of haunted delight.  The days are cooling and we are turning our attention to all things orange and black and our taste buds are particularly attuned to flavors of fall...pumpkin, apple, cinnamon... so is anybody …

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A FunOnion Harvest!

Remember Funyuns, that oniony snack you probably thought tasted great back in high school?  Well, I'm sorry if you were expecting a post about being able use actual onions to make a homemade version of Funyuns ...because really...this post has nothing do with Funyuns except for in an auditory sense! Instead I'm giving another update on …

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How Do You Like Them Apples!

It's time for an update on the apple espalier as the Fall season gets underway. As much as I hate to acknowledge there's limited time to celebrate the last hurrahs of the growing season in my zone 6 garden I must start somewhere...and what could be better than starting with the Kings of Fall -Apples! …

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