I had a friend who worked in meteorology when she was in the military. Her branch was known colloquially as “the weather guessers”. I was reminded of this yesterday morning when the “light morning snow, accumulations less than an inch” turned into several inches of snow in just a few hours. There were a few […]
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As I mentioned earlier in Strange Gardening, this has been a very unusual year in the vegetable garden. Some varieties ripened as expected and lasted their usual length of time (green beans, squash), others bolted very early (spinach), and still others lasted much longer than usual (sugar snap peas). And then there are the tomatoes. I love […]
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Years ago, a client and I came up with a concept we named the cloud effect. We had worked hard together to help her get through a pair of daunting tasks, flying on an airplane and having surgery. Both times, the preparation worked well, and both times an unexpected challenge arose, involving clouds. We concluded […]
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This is my 29th season of vegetable gardening. I began when I bought my house, and started from bare dirt. There have been many iterations over the years, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that no two gardening seasons are alike. What thrives one year may be a total bust the next, and vice […]
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