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Let the Gardening Season Commence!

It’s still winter. I’m still choosing between the warm coat and the warmer coat when leaving in the morning. Outside, the plants are in stasis, ready to burst forth if it ever gets warm but not taking any chances. Inside though…  miraculously orchids are bursting into bloom. Today I will sow the first seeds of the season and anticipate the bounty to come. Technology is a wonderful thing. Despite the vision in my head I’m a haphazard gardener who has yet to acquire a greenhouse,…

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Glamour Farming

Yes, glarming is a thing. And to be clear it’s not a slam on traditional, unglamorous farming. Those folks work hard to feed the rest of us and rarely have time to decorate the cow barn. Glamour farming freely and openly acknowledges that there is another source of income and that to live the rural life in high style is well, a luxury. But a fun one! Pretty things bring me pleasure which is why my raised beds are now orchid and have finials on…

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Oh, How I Love Thee, Gardeners’ World

I am an addict. Starting on Friday night I start checking Youtube to see if anyone has posted the new episode of Gardeners’ World. Most of the time I end up watching it while eating breakfast on Saturday morning. But since I’m eight hours behind the UK,  there’s a chance, just a chance, that someone was feeling efficient and put it up early so I can’t resist checking.  Without those generous Youtube posters willing to skirt the legalities I would be desolate as I’ve yet…

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