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4.17.13 Crocuses

After this week’s news from Boston, we seek out solace in the garden to remind ourselves there’s still good in this world.

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3.13.13 Tulip Magnolia + 5 links

• Anticipating Spring with Fig & Quince’s Sabzeh • Finding Found, via The Improvised Life • Waiting for Michael Pollan’s new book, while reading Taste, Memory • Heading off to learn to bake like this • And, looking forward to Winter Greens Field Day

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Monarch migration

The monarch butterflies are migrating southward, and have passed up the milkweeds in favor of joining the bumblebees that have taken up temporary residence in our flowering Seven Sons tree (heptacodium miconioides).

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9.9.12 Dear reader

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Diary of a Tomato. Sometime last week we passed 200 posts, an accomplishment we never would have foreseen or thought possible when we began. Many thanks to you, dear reader, for accompanying us along the … Continue reading

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7.12.12 Hosta blooms

Though not usually known for their blooms, the hostas have benefitted from the warm weather and are flowering in a most spectacular way this year.

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6.20.12 Flowering, fruiting, and scaping

Our arugula is going to seed. We continue to add its spicy leaves to salads along with the flowers, but the blooms signal the end is nearing for this round of planting. Whereas here, each pea bloom is a new … Continue reading

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6.13.12 Peonies

“Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden, and softly, and exclaiming of their dearness, fill your arms with the white and pink flowers, with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling, their eagerness to be wild and perfect … Continue reading

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