Author Archives: A Well Watered Garden

About A Well Watered Garden

Rea is my last name, and Chez Rea is what we call our home and family. That’s French for the Rea House, and it rhymes. Say “shay ray” and you’re pronouncing it right.

Fight the Blight

Everyone knows that I love tomatoes, but not everyone knows that for a long time I have been dealing with soil borne diseases on my tomato plants. Despite various preventative measures I’ve tried, this year is no different. Early blight … Continue reading

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Summer Decorating – Gardener Wife Style

Summer has arrived at Chez Rea! That is to say that the garden has hit its stride. (That is not to say that the garden is finished and all planting is done. That NEVER happens around here, as my husband … Continue reading

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Hibiscus Hiatus

We’re already into late spring, but I’m taking a short hiatus from intensive gardening to share a couple hibiscus recipes and my mid-spring What’s in Bloom photos. First, the hibiscus–and other edible flowers! What’s in Bloom in the Gardener Wife’s … Continue reading

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The Grand Prize Game!

I planted all my container vegetables this Monday, and my husband had fun posting about it. Those who are familiar with WGN’s Bozo’s Circus will understand his reference to the Grand Prize Game when they see how I lined up my … Continue reading

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Spring Decorating–Gardener Wife Style

I like to decorate for every season, both inside the house and out. I’m a collector as well as a gardener, and our house is small; so changing things around every few months gives me the opportunity to rotate and highlight … Continue reading

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Containing My Excitement

I love to go to classes–gardening classes, cooking classes, Bible classes, craft classes, art classes–really, just about any classes! (That’s how I’ve wound up with two masters degrees and credit from at least nine different colleges, plus certification as a … Continue reading

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Sailing through the Sales 2017

‘Tis the Season–for Plant Sales April showers bring May plant sales! We gardeners are itching to plant annuals and to add new and wonderful perennials to our gardens. And don’t the garden centers know it–and the garden clubs and anyone else … Continue reading

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