Category Archives: Other Garden

Posts about the rest of the garden

Awakenings

Today was cooler but still very pleasant shirtsleeve weather.  Walking through the garden, the daffodils and hyacinth are doing well — a daffodil is below, all the photos are on the web site.  The garden seems to be awakening more … Continue reading

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A Daffy Day

This has surely been a daffy year, what with the false spring in January followed by bitter cold, ice storms, etc.  And today was a daffy day, with the temperature spiking (for just this one day) up to eighty degrees!  … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden …

I was able to take a stroll through the garden as the inches of ice from the last sleet/ice storm have finally melted away.  What should meet my wondering eye but hyacinths and daffodils just about ready to bloom!  Now, … Continue reading

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It’s Spring?

I was just outside in the garden checking to see what else has been fooled by the weather.  I've certainly been fooled — I was outside in my shirt sleeves as it's a very balmy 72 °F.  In central New … Continue reading

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2006 – A Good Year For Roses!

Since today is the last day of the year, I thought that I'd share a few thoughts on the previous gardening year.  Overall it was quite good!  Most of the roses did very well.  My only real disappointment was that … Continue reading

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Still At It!

Today is the first day of winter (the solstice is at 7:22 PM EST tonight) but it's a rather mild 52 degrees F outside and it still feels like spring.  Plum Perfect is now only one of several plants that … Continue reading

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It’s Enough To Make You Crazy!

Friday, the 15th of December.  It was 62 degrees yesterday and they say it may well reach 65 today.  I noticed when I went outside that the daylily Plum Perfect is sending up new shoots; it appears to have been … Continue reading

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The Roses of November

Though not usually expected in New Jersey, it comes to pass that November has thus far been very rainy and very mild.  Combine rain with warmer than usual weather and you get roses!  We have more roses than seems fair … Continue reading

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The Roses of October

The Fall is the time when the garden starts to slow down, preparing to go to sleep for the winter.  The roses are no exception.  While we get the occasional flower, they're few and far between as the roses get … Continue reading

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The Roses of September

Fisherman's Friend has continued its flush, giving us some wonderful flowers.  Heritage opened up a very unusual blossom — a single flower!  I traced the cane so I know it's Heritage, it smells like Heritage, but I have never seen … Continue reading

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