Category Archives: Containers

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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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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Seeing Red

Harvest Report – July 2016 I am finally seeing red in my garden! Congratulations to Patio Princess for being the first tomato to ripen this year. It beat even the cherry tomatoes, probably because it got a head start. I started it earlier … Continue reading

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You Say Potato, I Say Experimento

Originally posted on A Well Watered Garden:
? “Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste.” -Shakespeare Shakespeare’s Birthplace – 4/23/11 Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday! This is a big year for Bard lovers like me and my husband because it’s the…

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