Monthly Archives: September 2011

2011 Ketchup Soup – SEPTEMBER

I don’t think anyone out there is starving due to lack of posts from me, but for the sake of any new readers who turn up here as a result of the 2011 Chez Rea Annual Letter as well as … Continue reading

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What’s in Bloom at Chez Rea – September 2011

Morning Glory on the arbor at the entrance to the Kitchen Garden

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I love tomatoes!  And many people I know love tomatoes.  We eat tomatoes, we talk tomatoes, and we grow tomatoes.  Thus when I first started hearing about tomato tastings and tomato festivals several years ago, I desperately wanted to go … Continue reading

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In the News Again

Hey, look! That’s a picture of my front yard bench (with a living wreath) published with Donna Hirsch’s article: “A Private Sanctuary” by Donna Hirsch It looks a lot like the picture on the banner at the top of this … Continue reading

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Flower Power

Yesterday I nearly succeeded at doing just one thing in the garden after my bike ride.  I decided to deadhead the large container of purple verbena on the deck.  Of course I deadheaded a few more things on the deck, … Continue reading

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A Morning Lost in the Garden (and Lawn)

A bit of harvesting was all I planned to do in the garden when I got back from my bike ride this morning.  But the weather was good, and I kept seeing more to do.  So this is what I … Continue reading

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