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My 5 Favorite Old Fashioned Annuals for a Cutting Garden

I have a confession to make… I love flowers but have no patience for fussy or high maintenance gardens. I need plants that will thrive under neglect, adapt to hot dry locations, and most importantly provide me with pretty blossoms that I can fill vases with and scatter around the house. These 5 old fashioned …

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How to Grow Peonies for Fragrant Bouquets

Peonies are an old fashioned flower with an unforgettable fragrance. They require a little patience to establish, but your patience will be rewarded with fragrant blooms for years! You know I love my fragrant spring flowers, especially lilcas, but I never fully appreciated the Peonies until my husband and I bought our house and there …

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What Really Happens When You Drop a Cat Off at a Farm

Yesterday afternoon, I took the short walk across my yard to the other side of our barn to take some pictures of my Concord Grape Vine for an upcoming post and was met with the sad eyes of a scrawny cat. I wish I could say I was surprised by the sudden appearance of a juvenile cat …

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Covering the hoop house with new plastic (Spring 2017)

I thought it might be fun to share some of our farming activities today. Believe it or not, my husband has already been out planting sweet corn, but today we are talking tomatoes! A few years ago the farm added a hoop house (or unheated greenhouse, or high tunnel) to extend the growing season. You know …

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