Category Archives: Seeds

CLEANING OUT MY CUTTING GARDEN

May 20, 2018

Cleaning Out My Cutting Garden

After this very long winter, I’m cleaning out my cutting garden, as it’s a complete mess this year. It has never looked so bad. It has tons of weeds and overgrown grass, though there is one plant that I will keep: my Orange Oriental Poppies. I don’t know how, but year after year they reappear in exactly the same place in a perfectly straight line. While other flowers will reseed, I never kno...

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PROCRASTINATING ABOUT PLANNING MY CUTTING GARDEN

May 06, 2018

Procrastinating

I’m procrastinating about planning my cutting garden again, for no good reason. While others have already started to germinate seeds that need a head start, I’m still sitting here debating what I want to plant. I know I get overwhelmed with all of the beautiful possibilities. Also, I'm always wanting to create my best cutting garden yet. For obvious reasons, though, that won’t happen as som...

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FLOWER QUOTE: THE LOVE OF GARDENING

October 02, 2017

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

MY TWO CENTS The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies… At times, toward the end of the gardening season here in New England, I’m ready to take a break, but I also know that throughout the winter I will dream about my gardens for the coming year. During the winter I will also enjoy planning my cutting garden along with forced bulbs and plants inside to keep that touch of natur...

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PITH+VIGOR: A CUTTING FLOWER GARDEN PLAN

September 24, 2017

Pith+Vigor: A Cutting Flower Garden Plan

I'm very pleased to share that I've written a guest blog article that has been featured on PITH+VIGOR, called A Cutting Flower Garden Plan. From their website, "PITH+VIGOR is a publishing project that encourages readers...to follow our curiosity, cultivate our creativity, and lead a beautiful life through connections with our community, nature, and the environment." What a fantastic purpose, an...

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LET NATURE TAKE OVER

September 03, 2017

Let Nature Take Over

It really wasn’t the summer I expected it to be, though that doesn’t mean it was a bad summer, just a different summer. I guess it started with the wonderful intentions of planting my cutting garden early, but it didn’t quite happen that way. As I write this, I am sad that I didn’t get it all done as I’d hoped, but often for me that is the case… I did, however, enjoy planting each curi...

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FROM A TINY SEED

August 20, 2017

From A Tiny Seed

How is it a this small black spec, a tiny seed that I’m holding in the palm of my hand, smaller than the top of a pinhead, will grow to be this flower? How is it that this particular seed is just sown on top of soil, and after 7 to 14 days of water and sunshine this black spec will start to germinate? As interesting characters from a good novel evolve, so does this flower. This tiny dot will ...

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A SMALL BLACK SPEC

June 23, 2015

Nigella

How is it that this small black spec, a seed that I’m holding in the palm of my hand, smaller than the top of a pinhead, will grow to be this flower? How is it that this particular seed is just sown on top of soil, and after 7 to 14 days of water and sunshine this black spec will start to germinate? This tiny dot will start to expand and grow unnoticeable, delicate roots down into the soil to...

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