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OLG (Old Lady Gardening) #10 Changes come slowly

At times things seem to happen quickly. There is a sudden change in our life and we find is hard to keep up with it. Then there are changes that arrive slowly and quietly. So quiet that it is hard … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardener) Moments in the Garden

Here in Minneapolis, Minnesota we have been dealing with super hot weather and no rain for what feels like months. Then this past weekend it happened. It turned cool, cloudy and the rain came. First in slow pitter and patters … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardening) #9 Hanging On

We have reached the midway point for summer here in the upper midwest. Everything points to the middle. The middle of summer, the middle of the year, the middle of a heat way all line up this week. The goal … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardening) #8 Chunking the work

It is July 5th and the heat wave has returned at least for today. The day started with a humid fog and burned off by 8:30 leaving heavy air but some moisture left in the ground. As a gardener I … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardner)#7 Aging Body Over Heart and Soul

It is cloudy, a bit cool (68 degrees) and damp this morning. We had a touch of rain about 5:50 this morning. Enough to see the sidewalk a bit damp but not enough to penetrate the leaf cover from the … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardener) #6 Deep Summer comes early

Weather is always on the mind of gardeners. It can control how a gardening year goes. There are few things we can do to help things along but really we are not in control of what happens out there in … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardener) #5 The Green of Summer

Summer has hit in Minnesota. Today it is suppose to get to 96 degrees. Remember just a few weeks ago it was in the low 40’s and dipping into the high 30″s at night. It is 12 noon and we … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardening) #4 Native or Non Native Plants

We have reached June and the gardening season is in full swing. Flowers are blooming around the city and neighbors are spending Saturdays in their yards. It is fun to see what families are doing to improve their little piece … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardener) #3

I sit tonight with sore hands and back. The wild spring weather has not settled yet here in Minnesota so the on again off again cool weather and rain does a great job on irritating old joints that have arthritis. … Continue reading

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OLG (Old Lady Gardening) #2

Gardening like so many things is an art. You need to read the land, the weather patterns, the critters that patrol your gardens and your own physical abilities. All of these factors change from day to day or year to … Continue reading

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