In The Garden

The garden has really started to take off!  We've had perfect growing conditions thus far with beautiful, sunny days and a nice amount of rain that has allowed us to not have to haul the hose all around the lawn, garden and field.  It's been a gift!We've had a bumper...

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Edible Flowers

I"m a big fan of using edible flowers and have been baking, and cooking, with them for a long time.  Flowers add subtle flavors, beautiful colors and make most things a little more special.  The list of edible flowers is actually rather extensive.  The...

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Peony Season

After we moved to the farm, the very first thing that we planted were peonies.  They are my favorite flower and I just can't seem to get enough.  The multitude of ruffles, the sheer size of a single bloom and the sweet scent that they carry have all...

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Lilac Sugar

When our first spring at the farm arrived, I was surprised to find that there were no lilacs blooming.  Lilacs are such an old fashioned flower that I was sure, someone, somewhere along the way, had planted lilacs.  Alas, that was not the case!  We've since added 8...

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Garden Tour: Hortulus Farm

Recently, on a rainy Saturday morning, I spent a couple of hours wandering around the most beautiful and magical property, Hortulus Farm.  Hortulus Farm is owned by two gentleman who have spent the past 40 years transforming the 100 acres surrounding their farm into a...

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My Brief History of Gardening

Hello!  I'm Anna and I thought I would introduce myself with a bit of my gardening  history.  Growing up, I did not enjoy yard work and my Mom is fond of reminding me that I would often say that when I was an adult I would have gardeners to do all the weed pulling. ...

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