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Ramps, or Wild Leeks

Walking along a bubbling brook yesterday, I stumbled upon a lovely patch of ramps. Also known as wild leeks, ramps are native to the Appalachian mountain region in North America. The perennial is found in deciduous forests in the spring. … Continue reading

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Lasagna Gardening

What a wonderful day in the garden I’ve had!  I’ve been interested in no-till gardening for years, since the 70’s when I was influenced by Ruth Stout.  I’ve dug a garden all these years, but used lots of mulch as … Continue reading

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Forcing Forsythia to Bloom

Forsythia is not yet in bloom in our area.  At least not outside.  But, a little over a week ago, I cut a few branches, brought them into the house, and placed them in a vase with water.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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