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mighty zucchini

On 23, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In advice, edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

Of the numerous varieties of squash available I decided to choose the one that grows larger than my garden. These summer zucchini plants are gigantic and determined the location I chose for them is not adequate in terms of real estate so they sprawled over the concrete walkway completely blocking it. Read more…

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round fruit

On 15, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

Most suburban dwellers don’t have the space and the sun exposure required to grow pumpkins, the big round fruit has a sprawling growth habit and an unruly disposition that doesn’t endear it to its tamer vegetable companions. Read more…

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charming blue

Gardens have personalities, just like people. You can plant your garden, but it will decide what stays and what goes. Mine decided it likes blue flowers. Maybe it is the clay soil that gives the plants the alkaline mix they need, maybe it’s the dappled shade that promotes the growth of woodland bulbs, I don’t know, but my plants tend to shift to the blue-violet end of the spectrum. Read more…

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lavender

Lavender is a wonderful herb for skin care. Its essential oil heals sunburn, irritation, bites and scrapes, improves the texture and tone of blemish prone skin and is so gentle it can be applied undiluted to the skin. Read more…

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old-fashioned heirlooms

On 24, Aug 2015 | No Comments | In plants, roses | By All Year Garden

When a cottage garden is well designed it makes you forget the planning that went into creating it and takes over by establishing new hierarchies, thriving on apparent randomness and developing a personality of its own. Read more…

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natural disinfectant

There are two strong antiseptics directly extracted from plants: one is tea tree oil, only found in the leaves of the Australian plant, and the other one is thymol, a potent antimicrobial found in thyme and oregano, a substance bee balms also have in abundance. Read more…

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summer flowers

I can’t tell you how many times I walked through the garden enchanted by the abundance of flowers and wished I could share its beauty, but the pictures didn’t reflect it. The blooms were too far, the angle was too wide, the light shone the wrong way, I could never capture the charm, not until this photo.
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beans

On 08, Aug 2015 | No Comments | In edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

The Kentucky Blue Wonder beans are in bloom and they look more like what I remember seeing in my grandparents’ garden during my childhood. I also remember that my grandfather couldn’t find enough ways to preserve the produce that springs forth from this horn of plenty – the climbing bean, so here are a few ways to deal with overflow crops if you are so blessed.
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ratatouille

On 06, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In edibles | By All Year Garden

One of the pleasures of growing a vegetable garden is watching small yields of different vegetables ripen at the same time, each one individually not enough for a meal, but together a bowl full of fresh and nutritious. This is how peasant folk dishes were created: recipes emerged out of necessity, recipes that now grace the pages of classic cook books and test the talents of even the most accomplished chefs. Read more…

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lemon balm

The scent of lemon balm is warm, citrusy and soothing, a fistful of good cheer on a cloudy day. This resilient herb will thrive in any garden and it is not fussy about the soil, sunlight or water, which is why some came to see it as a symbol for overcoming difficulty. Read more…

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